1.Moses on the Mountain

  1. While Moses was receiving the plans for the tabernacle, the people wandered from God and built an idol out of gold
    1. This gold was to be used for the tabernacle, but they gave it to worthless things
  2. God was ready to destroy them, but Moses was raised up for this moment
  3. He asked God to spare the children of Israel and go with them to the promised land
  4. God said he would not go with them, but he would go with Moses because his “favor” rested on him.
    1. Favor and Grace are the same words in Hebrew
  5. Moses stated that he wanted God’s grace on all the people.
  6. If you grace is on me and I am going with the people, then go with us all.

2.The Cry

  1. Show me Your glory 33: 18
    1. Show me who you really are.
    2. We can be in someone’s presence and enjoy their company, but still not know who they really are.
    3. Moses wanted to understand his character.
  2. How does the infinite reveal himself to finite creates.
    1. Some believe that the reason he angels in Isaiah 6 are crying Holy, Holy, Holy, is that they are seeing another glimpse of God’s holiness.
  3. In the context of Moses interceding, God is going to reveal characteristics that have to do with intercession.
  4. Thirteen Attributes Exodus 34: 6, 7

3. The Lord Vs 6

  1. Lord (HaShem) implies God’s unchanging character.
  2. in burning bush, I will be as I will be. Exodus 3: 14
  3. I am the Alpha and Omega, says the Lord God, Who is and who was and who is to come the Almighty. Revelation 1: 8
  4. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever Hebrews 13: 8

4. The Lord the Lord Vs 6

  1. Words repeated for emphasis.
  2. I do not change, I Am the same for all time to each person.

4. The Lord, the Lord God.

  1. God Elohim
    1. Judge over all creation
    2. One with whom all creation is accountable
    3. Because the first two names represent the willingness to give mercy, he is showing that as judge, he can give mercy
      1. I cannot forgive another crime, the judicial system has to do that
    4. Jesus is the glory of our great God(judge) and Savior (g9ver of mercy Titus 2: 13

5. Compassionate Vs 6

  1. Compassionate is closely related to word for womb.
  2. God declares His mother-like affection for His creatures.
  3. Jesus was many times moved with compassion for others around him.

6. Gracious

  1. Gracious and favor being the same words.
  2. Grace and truth revealed through Jesus the Messiah John 1: 17
  3. True measure of grace expressed through Jesus 2 Timothy 1: 9, 10

6. Slow to Anger

  1. Slow nosed
  2. In Hebrew, to grow angry means to have a hot nose.  God’s nose does not grow angry quickly.
  3. Jesus is patient with others so salvation can come to them.  2 Peter 3: 14

7. Abounding in loving kindness Vs 7

  1. Chesed or covenant devotion to another.
  2. Jesus was God’s chased toward mankind and God demonstrated his chased toward Jesus by raising Him from the dead.
  3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, who according to His great (chesed) has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus the Messiah from the dead. 1 Peter 1: 3

8. Abounding in Truth Vs 7

  1. The Lord abounds in truth.  God never renege on His promises.
  2. Because he is truth, we can trust his grace and mercy.
  3. Jesus came in grace and truth John 1: 17 and he came into the world to testify to the truth John 18: 37.  In knowing this truth,we are set free. John : 32

9. Keeps lovingkindness for thousands. Vs 7

  1. Length of time of God’s chased, thousands of generations.  (poetic way of saying forever)
  2. Ephesians 3: 21 To Him be the glory int he assembly and in the Messiah Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen

10 Forgiving Iniquity Vs 7

  1. Iniquity intentional, willful disobedience and evil deeds.
  2. Jesus lived a life of forgiveness even forging those who crucified him.

11. Forgiving transgression. Vs 7

  1. Transgression is rebellion or blatant disregard for God’s laws.

12. Forgiving Sin

  1. Sin is missing the mark.  Careless or done in ignorance.

13. Cleanses for generations.

  1. Doesn’t the 13 attribute take away the other 12?
  2. Jesus took the weight of the guilt upon himself
  3. He cleanses rather than punishes us for our guilt.

14. Cut two more stone tablets 34: 1

  1. Weight of the stone tablets broke when they saw the calf.
  2. New tablets he ascended back up the mountain 34: 4
  3. When he descended, he radiated the glory of God. 34: 29
  4. Sin destroyed the tablets (law) made it weighty and unable to fulfill.  When we ascend, the veil is taken away and we go from glory to glory.
  5. The new glory surpasses the glory of the old covenant 2 Corinthians 3: 10