Read: Exodus 32; Luke 23:34
Reflect: How quickly the Israelites lose patience! They violate God’s commandment against idolatry. Moses intercedes on their behalf, and over a millennium later, Jesus intercedes for his killers and asks God to forgive them. Have you ever interceded for someone who has sinned? Has someone interceded for you when you have sinned? How does mercy work with justice to bring about God’s purpose in Exodus and in your life?
Write: Here or privately.
Recite: …for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of the parents, to the third and fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 20:5-6
Pray: Almighty God, help me to obey you in all things. Thank you for your mercy and love. Amen.