“I have seen these people,” the Lord said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.” (Exodus 32:9-10).
Do you think Moses was tempted to accept God’s offer? Were there reasons why Moses might have wanted to step aside and let God’s anger could burn against the people? Think about the amazing offer – “I will make you into a great nation.”
An obstinate people
It’s not too hard (on a human level) to imagine Moses accepting the offer. These people gave Moses a hard time with their endless complaints and dramatic accusations…
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