GOD'S SEARCH FOR A MAN
Jesse M. Hendley
I am speaking now particularly to men on a passage in
God's Word, Ezekiel 22:30. God said, "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 I
have 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
I want to call your attention to five words. "I sought
for a man." Those are the words of the Lord Himself.
The land was not cleansed, because of sin. God speaks
against the prophets because they were not true to
Him. The priests were not faithful to the law of God.
The princes and the leaders were not true to Him. The
people of the land had used oppression and had gone on
in their sin. And now the JUDGMENT OF GOD was coming
upon them. God says, "I sought for a man among them, a
man who could stand in the gap before Me, that I
should not destroy the land. But I found none."
Notice, the text does not mention a "woman." God is
looking for a MAN. At the Cross of Jesus Christ, all
the MEN deserted Him and left Him. But a small group
of women kept watch, a short distance from the Cross.
What a comfort it must have been to the Saviour that a
few were faithful! The women were faithful, at the
Cross of Christ.
So it is today. Who are most faithful in church
attendance? Is it the women or the men? Who do most of
the praying today? Who look after the things of God?
Who give of their energy and time and money? Men or
women? It is the women, God bless them, who carry on
much of the work of the Lord. But IT IS TIME FOR MEN
TO GET BUSY, to wake up, and see that THE WORK OF
JESUS CHRIST is the MOST IMPORTANT BUSINESS. God wants
Some of you red-blooded, strong he-men are SPIRITUAL
DWARFS. Some of you are anemic, you are inval ...
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