The aim of this devotional study is to discover God’s heart and our responsibility concerning mercy for ourselves and other people.
30 “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall and stand in the gap before Me of behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. 31 Therefore I have poured out my indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their heads,” say the Lord God.
Observations & Reflection
Israel have once again walked away from God and the people oppressed each other, committed robbery, mistreated the poor etc. (see Ezekiel 22: 23-29 for a list of their wrongdoings)
- What two parts of God’s character are illustrated through this portion of scripture?
- Why did God punish them in the end?
- How does that make you feel?
Personal Application & Prayer
- When you read this Text, which individual, family, group (such as a school, community) comes to mind? Try to articulate what the person / group’s vulnerability is, and why.
- Now pray for this person and community. Don’t just “list the request” but sincerely pray as the Spirit guides you. Appeal to God’s mercy.
- Make some reminder/ marker (such as a bookmark in your Bible/ sticky card on mirror/ calendar reminder on your phone) and pray for this person/ community daily for the next week (or until the Lord releases this burden).
Thanks to Ester Venter for this devotional series on prayer.