2 Samuel 24:25. And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.
David the Mediator
David was a mediator for the nation of Israel. He fulfilled the offices of prophet, priest, and King; much like Christ. He was at the threshing floor of Araunah and the death angel was stopped from destroying them. He wanted to offer an offering to the Lord. In the end, the Lord was intreated, or convinced, to stop the plagued based on David’s prayer.
Standing in the Gap
We as Christians need to stand in the gap, for the sins of our nation, just like David did. We need to ask God to send revival to a land that is in much need. We have spiritual plagues of sin and debauchery in America that need to be stopped. We can try to offer peace offerings and burnt offerings, but, in the end, God just wants a people that will humble themselves and trust Him to meet their needs.
We don’t always see how God intervenes in our lives but we know, by faith, He is there. God wants to stop the plague of sin that we have. He wants it to stay, or stop, affecting us. David was the one who ultimately sinned against God. It was because of his sin that Israel was in the condition they were in. In the end, it is mercy that delivers from sin. Let the Lord have His way in your life.