We all know that God promised to make a nation of Abraham, but did you know that He almost destroyed Israel to make a nation of Moses?
Exodus 32:7-14 tells us how Moses was told by God that his people had made themselves a golden calf of molten metal to worship, while he was being given the 10 Commandments by God on the mountain. We have all heard this story.
What isn’t always told that’s in the story is in verses 9-10 of this chapter, which says “Yahweh said to Moses, “I can see how headstrong these people are! Leave me, now, my wrath shall blaze out against them and devour them; of you, however, I will make a great nation.”
Moses pleaded with God in verses 11-14, asking Him to spare the people Israel; and God relented.
We all owe a lot to Moses for getting Israel out of Egypt and safely to the promised land, but much more than you thought before, wouldn’t you say?