Text: And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord God. (Ezekiel 22:30-31)
Tweet: Truly, these verses are two of the most amazing verses in all of the Bible. They imply that God would have withheld His judgement and spared the land if only one person would have stood in the gap and interceded for the people. In light of this, one cannot help but wonder how many times the wrath of God has been poured out on sinners because of the saints’ failure to cry out in prayer. Will the saints’ greatest sin against their fellow-man ultimately prove to be prayerlessness?