God has had it with “stiff necked” people. When God sees the people convincing Aaron to created a golden calf so that they can worship it, God goes into a rage. But Moses stops God and reminds God of his desire for a relationship with God’s people. He asks, why would you want to destroy your people after you have brought them out of Egypt with “great power and a mighty hand?” And God changed God’s mind.
We live in a time when stiff necked people seem to be all around us stirring up division and demonizing “the other.” And, truth be told, we have our own moments of being stiff necked as well. In this time of unrest and terrorism, how can we be ambassadors of peace?
Scriptures: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14.