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Exodus 31-33

Daily Devotional from Exodus 32--
Verse 14
“Then the Lord relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.”

For many of us, the idea of an angry and fuming God is all we can imagine. God is angry at sin. Sinners are to stand before a righteous God and be judged for their evildoing. God’s judgment will come to the unrighteous. All of this is true. But what we see here, is that through the intercession of Moses, God’s provoked (and rightful) anger melts away and he relents from his judgment and provides mercy.

This is exactly what has happened for you. You are a sinner who is not in right standing with God. Like the Israelites, you are unrighteous, a breaker of the law, only deserving the just punishment, which the Bible says is death. But like Moses with the Israelites, Jesus is interceding on your behalf, pleading for mercy, and God has relented his anger and does not bring death on you, but instead gives you new life through Christ.

This, my friends, is the BEST. NEWS. EVER. What will you do with it?

Robin Miller
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