8 Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. 9 “O Lord, if I have found favor in your eyes,” he said, “then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance.”
What a mighty prince of Israel. Truly an outstanding man of God whne he pleaded with God for Israel. You can tell that he loved his people very much. Even though it was Israel who committed the most idolatrous act riught at the foot of the mount that still burns with the fire of God, and smoke coming up as Moses met with God over that 40 days period, it is astounding to see how fast and impateint Israel was in truning away from God by erecting a new “god”-the golden calf !! God was soo upset and He refused to go forward with them lest He destroy them even for a moment a they were a stiff necked people!
But Moses said “Please forgive OUR wickedness and OUR sin, and take us as your inheritance. ” You know God was about to raise a new nation an blot out the race of Israel and raise a new generation of Moses descendants right then!! It’s scary! Wow, but Moses didn’t even consider for a moment. He is saying” O God, take me with Israel or none at all. “
He LOVED his people. I love Moses. I love the way he stood in the gap for Israel. He is a gentleman. He no wonder touches the heart of God as God consented to go with them as He was pleased with him. Moses-A true Prince of Israel!
I cry out to God that He may also make me to be a leader with a great heart for His people. “Teach me your ways, O God.”