December 11, 2016

Numbers 14:13-19  "Prayer of Moses"

This prayer is offered up by a man of great integrity.  The Lord God just offered to make a great nation through the family of Moses and to do away with the rebellious nation of Israel.  Instead of saying to the Lord, "Sounds good to me", Moses reminds God of His promises to Israel and that in spite of the sin of Israel, He is a God who forgives, a God of grace and mercy.  Moses also says, "If You go back on Your promises, Your honor is at stake."  Moses turned down a tempting offer, then pleaded with God for the nation of Israel.  God heard Moses' prayer and answered it.