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23 May, 2015 20:19

May 23, 2015


I was challenged this past week as I read these two words: ‘had not’. They were used by the Psalmist in reference to Moses when God told him that He was about to destroy Israel as a nation. Israel, you recall, had quickly corrupted themselves by making an image of a golden calf and were worshipping around it. Not only were they involved in idolatry and gross immorality, but even worse, they were robbing God of His glory and attributing His miraculous might to a god they had forged with their own hands.

God who is slow to anger had had enough, and He told Moses in no uncertain terms that He was about to destroy the entire nation and begin all over again. What is so remarkable about this event is that Moses was offered the role of being the head of this brand new nation. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would be remembered no more as the fathers of Israel. Instead, Moses was to be given the place of honor and would forever be remembered as the ‘Father’ of this new nation.

Few are the men who could turn down such an offer. This was Moses’ chance to have his name forever magnified, and memorialized. Not only that but Moses was about to be freed from a people who challenged his every move and replaced by a nation with his own DNA.

Moses refuses to accept God’s offer choosing rather to… Let me quote the Psalmist here as he tells it in Psalm 106:19-23 ‘They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped a molten image. Thus they exchanged their glory for the image of an ox that eats grass…Therefore He said that He would destroy them; HAD NOT Moses His chosen one stood in the breach before Him.’

Consider what would have happened if Moses had not prayed. An entire nation would have perished. These two little seemingly insignificant words can change history. Could it be said of you or I, HAD NOT____ stood in the breach, America would have been destroyed? Think about it!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2015 4:55 pm

    Lord make us ones who take hold of God. “He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;… “- Is 59:16a

  2. June 15, 2015 12:16 am

    Good one David…. Nice to see you writing again. God Bless….

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