Ask: Prayers From the Old Testament: Moses
February 2, 2020
How could God change his mind? God did not change his mind in the same way as a parent who decides not to discipline a child. Instead, God changed his behavior to remain consistent with his nature. When God first wanted to destroy the people, he was acting consistently with his justice. When Moses interceded for the people, God “changed” in order to act consistently with his mercy. God had often told the people that if they changed their ways he would not condemn them. They changed, and God did as he promised.