Stand In The Gap

May 15th, 2019

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Job 22:21-30

Many of us have experienced well-meaning friends who suggest that the current troubles or difficulties we are experiencing must be due to a lack of faith, some form of disobedience, or lack of trust in God.

Job, experienced the same from his friend Eliphaz. He tried to figure out Job’s predicament and lay out a course of action for Job to return to God. Eliphaz’s suggestions are noble. Job is to transform his desire so that God becomes his source of pleasure. Job’s relationship with God is to be moved from alienation to intimacy and trust. He’s to lift up his face (which signifies trust) and repent in order to restore intimacy with God.

Finally, Eliphaz concludes his speech suggesting Job’s ability to intervene on the behalf of sinners. Does Job have the ability to draw from his own uprightness in order to save the guilty?

What areas of our lives do we need to allow God to change and redeem in order to restore our trust in him? How can we intercede and stand in the gap for the non-innocent?

Author: Melinda & John Miller


One Response to “Stand In The Gap”

  1. Ada R. Diaz Fajardo Says:

    May 15th, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Having trust in the Lord does not mean we are except to have struggles. I intercede in prayer for others especially when they are causing or be the stumbling block is humbly and Christ-like. It is hard when we are suffering see strength to pray for others and ask our Lord to have mercy on them. Even Jesus and that intercession when He said: “Father forgive them, they do not know what they are done.” That was the transformation of a lot of people who followed Him. We need to ask for transformation for those who do not have that relationship with the Lord that it is my prayers today.

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