Exodus 33 & 34 – Reading Note

 

  • God promised to drive out (not kill) the people in the land of Canaan so the Israelites could occupy it (33:2; 34:11; 34:24).
  • God said he would not go to Canaan with the Israelites because they were stubborn and he might destroy them on the way. Did God not know for certain whether he would or would not destroy the people? (33:3, 5)
  • God tells Moses that no one will see him and live, but had they not seen him already? (24:9 – 11; 33:11; 33:20)
  • In all the previously named verses, God is clearly described in human terms.
  • God’s description of himself:

“The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet, he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punished the children and their children for the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.” Exodus 34:6, 7

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