King James Version
4 And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:
6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.
Thoughts, response, prayer:
Today judgement begins starting at the house of the Lord.
Lord, make a clean sweep. Cause us to judge ourselves first lest we be judged. Give us hearts that groan over the sins of the people. Refine us that we may not take pity on our own fleshly desires but wholeheartedly long after You and be jealous for your honor and reputation among the nations. Uproot all strongholds in our minds and hearts that we might not be providing open portals for demonic subversion of your image within us.