Scripture: Ezekiel 22:30.
Ezekiel 22:30 (NLT)
30 “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
I wonder if this is the problem with our world today? In one or more of the translations the Word actually says that God searched for a ‘man‘ to guard the land and couldn’t find one. Think about this with me carefully, friend. Many of our children are going to school hungry, but then many of the homes from which they come are single parent homes, and the majority of those homes are parented, supported, and directed by a female only. I am a firm believer that children brought up in a home where they learn the characteristics, habits and actions of one parent only, will take on those attributes, because it’s all they know. Have a look inside of our schools and see who is called to care for kids in trouble or to take them to the doctor if they are sick. Don’t forget to look inside of our churches and see who most of our attendees and leaders are. In many cases, our churches would have to close its doors if we depended solely on our men. But where are our men? Why is this happening to us? In verse 31 of Ezekiel 22, God said that because He could not find a ‘Man’ He would have no choice but to destroy the land. Unfortunately there are lots of males around, but where are the real men? I wonder what God’s next step is in dealing with our land? Men, it’s time for us to step up to the plate and be all that God meant for us to be. Badly needed in our country today are men of God; Christian fathers; Christian community leaders; Christian politicians – imagine how refreshing that will be to actually feel like we could trust what a politician is saying to us is true, and all that he stands for is actually for our good and not just to benefit his pocket. Men, I believe that God will bless us as we endeavor to be all that He created us to be and all that He has called us to be.
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Lord Jesus, I have learned very humbly that if I point a finger at anyone, there are actually 3 of them pointing back at me. So I humbly ask You this morning to work in my life. Reveal my weaknesses, and give me the boldness and humbleness of spirit to accept what You tell me and be ready and willing to do as instructed. I will not question You on why You would choose to use me in any capacity You desire, because only You know all that You have already perfected in me. Most of all I plead with You to help me to always be obedient to You and to Your Holy Word. Boys and young men are in the mess that they now find themselves because of the poor excuse we have become, primarily in straying from Your Word, Your commands and Your example. Lord, may this be turned around, beginning with me.
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