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Forgiveness – Day 2

Moses spent a long time with the Lord on Mount Sinai. The people went to Aaron to make them a god, resulting in the golden calf. When Moses came down from the mountain, he became angry and broke the 2 flat stones (32:19).

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The Second Set of Stone Tablets

1The LORD said to Moses, “Cut two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. 2Be ready tomorrow morning, and come up Mount Sinai to meet me there at the top. 3No one is to come up with you; no one is to be seen on any part of the mountain; and no sheep or cattle are to graze at the foot of the mountain.” 4So Moses cut two more stone tablets, and early the next morning he carried them up Mount Sinai, just as the LORD had commanded.

5The LORD came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and pronounced his holy name, the LORD. 6The LORD then passed in front of him and called out, “I, the LORD, am a God who is full of compassion and pity, who is not easily angered and who shows great love and faithfulness. 7I keep my promise for thousands of generations and forgive evil and sin; but I will not fail to punish children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation for the sins of their parents.”

Exodus 34:1-7GNBOpen in Bible reader

The merciful God

The Lord instructed Moses to cut out 2 flat stones like those He gave him the first time.  The Lord would write the same words on it.  He had to go up to the mountain and wait upon the Lord.

When the Lord came down in a cloud, He spoke loudly to Moses.

God revealed Himself as the merciful God, patient, loving and willing to forgive people but not to forget the sins.

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