Exodus 33 & 34
It has been about 3 months since the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. They were experiencing the glory of the Lord that hovered on top of Mount Sinai. However, the absence of Moses for 40 days became a catalyst for their failure to keep the covenant with the Lord God that they had agreed to about 6 weeks earlier. This part of the journey of the Hebrews reflects willful sin that we fall into after we have come to faith in Jesus.
Moses interceded on behalf of the people to the point that he was willing to be blotted out of the book that God had written. This book represented those living which meant Moses was willing to give his life for the people. We see again a picture of Jesus as the savior. In chapters 33 and 34, we see how one righteous man can turn the tide of a nation and their relationship with God. That man is Moses.