Interesting discussion between God and Moses. First, Moses is something else, isn’t he? I mean challenging God that way. I wouldn’t think of doing that. God says the people are Moses’ people. Moses says no they are your people. Kind of sounds like a family argument. The in-laws and the out-laws. We all have them.
But Moses has a good point. God, you don’t want to be known as the God who dragged the people out into the desert to destroy them. It won’t look good on the resume. So, God relents. He has chosen His people. And who are these chosen people?
The people who believe in God’s Son. The people who followed Moses would not know about Jesus, but they would have known of Him. I wonder if they would have recognized Jesus as the one Moses wrote about. I hope so, although history indicates that their descendants did not believe in Jesus.
Still, there were the radical few that did everything to get rid of Jesus. I do believe that most people listened and followed Jesus not knowing what to expect. They realized He was performing miracles and healings that no one else could do. His words were challenging but comforting in an amazing way they could not explain.
So, it comes down to one thing. Do you believe. Even though you do not understand, do you believe. Does everything have to be defined in worldly terms or can you believe in the spiritual. Believe in the signs. Believe in His words. Believe in Jesus.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen