Therefore (because of the revolt against G_d by making the golden image) He said He would destroy them, [And He would have done so] had not Moses, His chosen one, stepped into the gap before Him, To turn away His wrath from destroying them (Psalms 106:13-21).
The Israelites had been released from slavery in Egypt by the hand of the Lord. Moses had been told in advance what would happen and it did despite Moses. Yet, the same nation that G_d had told their ancestor “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you” were disobedient, whining about one thing and then another, revolting over squabbles and misunderstandings. Moses was told, “Let me destroy them and I will make you into a great nation” but Moses interceded for them or “stood in the gap” (Exodus 32:9-13).
Thank you for your enduring Word although thousands of years old, it is still viable, still breathing, and still sharper than any dual-edged blade. Your prophets of old stood in the gap for the nation so that it would not be destroyed. When we do not stand in the gap for our family, our nation, and our world, we tell you in unspoken words “I really don’t care” and then you destroy. I pray for my families, my police, my EMTs, my military. my city, my state, my US, and my world. May your peace be upon my world today