Plead Your Cause Before the Lord (Aug., 2023)
God instructs Moses to go to the Children of Israel. He explained that they have made a molten calf, have worshiped it, and sacrificed to it. God said, “Now therefore, let Me alone and do not interfere, so that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you (your descendants) a great nation.” (Exodus 32:10 Amp.) We read in verse 11 through 14 that Moses appeased and entreated the Lord his God, and said, “Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘With evil [intent] their God brought them out to kill them in the mountains and destroy them from the face of the earth’? … Turn away from Your burning anger and change Your mind about harming Your people.” Moses tells God to remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel (Jacob). He reminds God that He swore [an oath] to them. “I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever. So the Lord changed His mind about the harm which He had said He would do to His people.” Notice that Moses pled his cause before God. If he had not, God would have destroyed the Children of Israel.
Jeremiah 12:1 in the Amplified Bible says, “Uncompromisingly righteous and rigidly just are You, O Lord, when I complain against and contend with You and reason the case with You:…” Notice, Jeremiah pled his cause with God. Isaiah 43:26 says, “Put me in remembrance: let us plead together:…” We see this going on between God and Moses.
I received a call from my mother many years ago that my grandfather had a stroke. He could not speak and one side of his face was drawn. He could not move his body in a normal way. I was an hour away from where he was. My first thought was to go to him, but I knew in my heart that I must begin interceding for him. I ran into our den where I loved to pray. I began to plead my cause with the Lord. I reminded Him that my grandfather was the only son among many sisters. He served the whole family. I reminded the Lord of Exodus 20:12, Amp., “Honor (respect, obey, care for) your father and your mother, so that your days may be prolonged in the land the LORD your God gives you.” I reminded the Lord that my grandfather had honored his parents. I reminded Him that He promised to prolong his days in the land. I thanked the Lord for fulfilling His promise to Him. I bound the devil in Jesus’ name and praised the Lord for raising him up. God did just that. My grandfather was healed and had no side effects from the stroke.
Let us plead our cause with our great God.