Moses’ Prayer for Rebellious Israel
Moses’ intercessory prayer in Numbers 14:1-20 is instructive because it reveals his role as a mediator. God relies on the prayers of his people to accomplish his work in the world. Forgive the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have pardoned this people from Egypt.
When the spies returned, they spoke highly of the land’s fertility, but ten of them advised against an invasion of Canaan. In response to the people’s rebellion, Yahweh delivered his judgment: “I will strike them with pestilence and disinherit them.” According to Sakenfeld, Moses’ rejection of Israel was tantamount to rejection of the entire covenant relationship.
Moses’ intercession for rebellious Israel changed God’s mind, and those who rebelled against God were not allowed to enter the promised land. Moses’ prayer also influenced the people’s future, because they were not destroyed as God intended.
Did God tell Moses to save the Israelites?
He summoned his army and set out on chariots to pursue the Israelites; the Israelites cried out to Moses, “It would have been better for us to stay than to die in the wilderness,” but Moses assured them that God would help them.
Did Moses punish the Israelites?
God told Moses that he had tried the Israelites in his absence and that they had failed by worshipping the golden calf, so God struck the delegates with lightning and killed them with a violent earthquake as a punishment. Moses prayed to God for forgiveness.
What role did Moses play between God and the Israelites?
Moses was their leader, and he led the Jews out of Egypt’s slavery and into the Holy Land that God had promised them. God aided them on their journey; the same God who had promised Abraham that he would look after the Jews.
What did Moses say to the Israelites when they were terrified?
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw the Egyptians marching after them, terrified, and they cried out to the LORD, asking, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?” They asked Moses, “What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?”
What did God tell Moses to tell the Israelites?
“Suppose I go to the Israelites and say, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God replied, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’
What did God tell Moses?
Exodus 3:14 records the Lord’s response to Moses: “And God said unto Moses, ‘I AM THAT I AM; thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.'” God dispatched Moses in the name of the Lord (Yahweh), the great I AM.
How many Israelites entered the Promised Land?
When ten of the twelve spies showed little faith in the doom and gloom report they gave about the land, they were slandering what they believed God had promised them, and the people as a whole were convinced that taking the land was impossible.
Where is Yahweh?
Yahweh was the name of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and, later, the Kingdom of Judah’s state god.
Which tribe did Jesus came from?
Jesus is described as a lineal descendant of the tribe of Judah in Matthew 1:1u20136 and Luke 3:31u201334 of the New Testament, and an apocalyptic vision of the Lion of the tribe of Judah is mentioned in Revelation 5:5.
How did Jesus fulfill Moses?
“It included a law of carnal commandments and performances, which were added to the basic laws of the gospel. In speaking to the Nephite multitude, Jesus Christ declared that He was the Giver of the law of Moses, and that the law was fulfilled in Him: “Behold, I say unto you that the law which was given unto Moses is fulfilled in Me.”
Why is Jesus called the new Moses?
u201cThroughout this Gospel, Matthew also presents Jesus as ‘the New Moses’ for the people of Israel.u201d as ‘the son of David, the son of Abraham’ (Matthew 1:1), thus indicating his Davidic/royal and Abrahamic/Jewish heritage, respectively.u201d as ‘the son of David, the son of Abraham’ (Matthew 1:1), thus indicating his Davidic/royal and Abrahamic/Jewish heritage, respectively.u201d
What religion was Moses?
Moses (/mozz, -zs/), also known as Moshe Rabbenu (Hebrew: lit. “Moshe our Teacher”), was the most important prophet in Judaism, as well as Christianity, Islam, the Bahu00e1 Faith, and a number of other Abrahamic religions.
How many times did God speak to Moses?
Yes, phrases like “And God spoke to Moses” or “the word of the Lord came to Jonah” or “God said” appear over 2,000 times in the Old Testament. One example is Jeremiah 1:9. “The LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘Now I have put my words in your mouth.’
How did God reveal Himself to the Israelites?
u201cBy day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night,u201d Exodus 13:21-22 explains.
Why are you crying out to me tell the Israelites to move on?
“Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward,” the Lord said. Now was the time for faith in action, for moving forward in trust and reliance on the Lord, behaving as if the Lord had heard and responded.