Sunday, September 17, 2006

What if they Hadn’t?

We often read of the great things that God did in response to men and women who prayed or responded to God. But have you ever thought about what would have happened if they hadn’t?

When Moses when on the mountain top God told him the people had sinned and that He was going to destroy them.

But Moses prayed.

What if he had not? What if he said “Hmmm, a whole nation from me….that sounds pretty good!” If he would not have prayed, they all would have been destroyed!

What about when Zimri brought in that Moabitish woman to his tent. The whole congregation was praying and repenting because of this same sin, but this man decided to keep on sinning. God was angry. In the midst of all of this happening, there was a man by the name of Phinehas that saw this and rose up with a spear and slew them both.

He acted and spared the whole congregation.
What if he had not?

The whole congregation would have perished!

Num 25:11
(11) Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

We can not underestimate the power of one man’s prayer, or one man’s action.

One man once said “If it is to be, it is up to me!”

1 comment:

stedfast said...

So true! If it is to be it is up to us!