We don’t have the resources to be gracious. However, our God in His everlasting mercy can provide us the grace that we need to become a source of grace for others. When we are wronged, hurt, rejected, betrayed, abandoned, chastised, or just plain beat down our first natural instinct is not to pour out grace. This even happened to Moses after he was given the first copy of the law from the Lord only to turn wrathful at the disobedience of the people. We need supernatural faith, strength, and grace to overcome the temptation to succumbing to anger, even anger that can be characterized as righteous or justified. The depth of this need cannot be overstated. Let us abandon our own strength and rely entirely on the Lord to call us, fill us, equip us, and send us. Jesus is faithful from the cross to eternity, and He will not fail you. It’s time for forgiveness. It’s time for supernatural grace. It’s time for prayer. It’s time for the harvest!

Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”

And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Exodus 33:12-23

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Steven Menking is the Senior Editor of On the Objective and the founder of The Amateur Society. He is a Christian economist, commentator, and thinker based in New York City. Prior to being born again in 2014, Steven was an investment banking analyst and an equities trader. He currently works full time as a private tutor and uses his spare time to research, write, podcast, and advance the Kingdom of God. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!