Surely it can’t be Your nature to do something like that—to kill the right-living along with those who act wickedly, to consign the innocent to the same fate as the guilty. It is inconceivable to me that You, my God, would do anything like that! Will not the “Merciful and Loving Judge” of all the earth do what is just? (Genesis 18:25 VOICE)
Many have a picture of a harsh God and the devil has done a very good job at making us see God incorrectly. He operates very effectively under this religious spirit that is all about the laws of God but beloved, even when the Israelites were under strict laws, we occasionally see some bold individuals who decided to take a bold step and reason with God and in those cases, we see the heart of God because he heard their case and reasoned with them.
Abraham is one of such cases. We see from our feature text that he was able to negotiate with God. And then we have some few Israelite men who asked Moses… Why should we be disallowed from offering the Eternal’s sacrifice along with the rest of the Israelites at the appropriate time, just because the disposing of a dead body made us ritually impure? (Numbers 9:7 VOICE).
What did Moses do? He said… Just hold on a little while. Let me find out what the Eternal has to say about it (Numbers 9:8 VOICE).
Beloved, God listened to their argument and this is what He told Moses… Tell the Israelites, if any one of you or your descendants becomes ritually impure due to the necessity of handling a dead body, he can nevertheless still celebrate My Passover a month after everyone else does… (Numbers 9:9-10 VOICE).
And then, we also have the Daughters of Zelophehad who didn’t have any sons to claim his inheritance but they matched up to Moses saying… Our father died in the wilderness… but he left no sons. Why should his name disappear from his clan simply because no boys were born to him? We request that you give us land of our own… Moses disappeared inside the tent to ask the Eternal One what should be done, and He answered Moses. Zelophehad’s daughters make a good point. They’re right, so do as they ask. Give them an inheritance such as would be given to a son… (Numbers 27:3-7 VOICE).
Beloved, they got God to change the law.
So, what am I trying to say? Should not the Judge of all the earth do what is right? (NLT). The Lord yearns to have a real relationship with you regardless of what you think is separating you from Him and today He is saying… Come now, and let us reason together… (Isaiah 1:18)… The Voice Translation says…Come on now, let’s walk and talk; let’s work this out… So… step boldly to the throne of grace, where we can find mercy and grace to help when we need it most (Hebrews 4:16 VOICE).