turning away his wrath
Psalm 106:16-23 (JDV)
Psalm 106:16 In the camp they were envious of Moses and of Aaron, Yahveh’s sacred one.
Psalm 106:17 The land opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.
Psalm 106:18 Fire blazed throughout their assembly; flames consumed the wicked.
Psalm 106:19 At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped the cast metal image.
Psalm 106:20 They exchanged their fame for the image of a grass-eating ox.
Psalm 106:21 They forgot God their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt,
Psalm 106:22 wonderful things in the land of Ham, awe-inspiring acts at the Red Sea.
Psalm 106:23 So he said he would have destroyed them – if Moses his chosen one had not stood before him in the breach to turn his wrath away from exterminating them.
There are millions who are in rebellion against God — the same God whose wrath consumed the rebels in the wilderness. It was a fire that exterminated God’s enemies, and it is their destiny — unless. Unless someone like you can stand in the breach and turn God’s wrath by bringing these sinners the gospel.
LORD, give us an opportunity to rescue the rebels all around us.