The Receiving End

today's reading.
Exodus 33:1-23  The Lord said to Moses, "Depart; go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'To your offspring I will give it'...

the blog.
For the last two days we've looked at Moses and how he intervened for the Israelites with God. As I read Exodus 33 today, though, it was the Israelites behavior that caught my attention. They clearly knew they had sinned and that Moses had intervened for them. So according to verse 4 when they heard God's stern words "they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments."

To your knowledge has anyone ever intervened with God for you when you've acted foolishly or gotten off course? What did that act mean to you? Did it impact your thinking and actions? Did it help turn your attention back to God? Tami

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