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1 Samuel 15:29 Moreover the Glory of Israel will not recant or change his mind; for he is not a mortal, that he should change his mind.
Later, God wants to destroy the Israelites in the desert because of their disobedience, but Moses intercedes and God changes course. In the book of Ezekiel, the Lord looks for someone to stand in the gap between him and the land so that he would not destroy it but “found no one” (22:30). It sounds like God would have done differently had someone stepped up.
When I look at the brokenness and wickedness in the world, I too am grieved, just as Samuel was for Saul. What would it look like to put myself in the gap?
God is not mortal, but he is in favor of mercy. Is God more likely to change his mind about a situation than I am?
MOVING FORWARD: How can you stand in the gap? For God? For others?