Read with a handful of us cover-to-cover. Start the New Testament in John on September 1. About 1 chapter per day through whole New Testament. About 10 minutes of your day. Join us as the "axe of Biblical Love thaws the frozen parts" (66LL) in our hearts. Our focus this year is finding that pearl of great price, every single day. And we will offer a prayer over your life, every single day.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
January 28 "God Relents" Exodus 30-32
But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. And he reminded God of how He brought the troubled people out of Egypt with His Great Power and a Mighty Hand. Didn't God already know that? And Moses told God what the people would threaten and say: "It was plain wrong, just evil, that God brought them out to kill them in the mountains and now wipe them off the face of the earth. Why is he doing this to us?" So, Moses pleads: Turn your back on this, God. Don't let it happen. Remember your good servants. And then there it is in Exodus 32:14, the answer: "Then, the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened." Are God's thoughts or the determinations of His Mind alterable? "He can change the outward dispensations of His Providence, or His methods of acting with men" according to Henry's Commentary. But the thoughts of His Heart are fixed and firm to all generations. Matthew Henry. We understand from our perspective what it means to change our minds. God dispenses Grace here---no fickle change but He relents His Hand. May He do so on us this very day.
PHOTO: Stood on this spot and prayed for mercy in our stories.