“Now don’t try to stop me. I am angry with them, and I am going to destroy them” (Exodus 32:9). These were the words of God to Moses about the roughly 2 million people standing around the foot of Mount Sinai. Was God really “this close” to wiping them all off the map? Was God caught off guard by their rebellion? Did Moses, the creature, need to step in to calm down the Creator?
Believe it or not, this story is one of the greatest examples in the entire Bible of self-sacrificial agape love.
In the video below, Dr. Brad Cole narrates his powerpoint slide presentation.