Sunday, July 19, 2009

Standing in the Gap

In Psalm 80:12, David asks God why He has removed His hedge of protection from Israel -- “Why have you broken down its [hedge] so that all who pass by pick its fruit?” God referred to a hedge as a righteous man when He told the prophet Ezekiel in Ezekiel 22:30, “I searched for a man among them who would repair the [hedge] and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land so that I might not destroy it, but I found no one.”

I came across this verse in my readings today. I thought it was very interesting. It immediately made me think about America. That we as Christians need to stand in the gap on behalf of our land.