acts of defiance

acts of defiance

Deuteronomy 9:15 “So I went back down the mountain, while it was blazing with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my hands.

Deuteronomy 9:16 I saw and noticed how you had made a mistake against Yahveh your God; you had made a calf image for yourselves. You had quickly turned from the way Yahveh had commanded for you.

Deuteronomy 9:17 So I took hold of the two tablets and tossed them from my hands, shattering them before your eyes.

acts of defiance

The Israelites had broken covenant with God even before they saw the inscribed tablets. Moses was in such a distress over their rebellion that he shattered the tablets in anger.

As Moses recounts this incident, the readers are left wondering if there can even be a future for such a race.

But God’s grace stays stubbornly in the midst of our acts of defiance and rebellion. His anger is but a moment, his faithfulness outlasts it.

Lord, thank you for your patience in bearing with our acts of defiance.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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