1 After they conquered the Promised Land, what further danger would follow on the heels of victory?
How does Moses in this passage seek to safeguard them against it?
Cf. Luke 18:9-14.
2 What does the example of Moses teach as to the responsibility and power of intercessory prayer?
Note the costly nature of his prayer and the uncompromising dealing with sin that accompanied it.
On what grounds did the Moses base his plea for the people, and what was the outcome?
Cf. Jas. 5:16.
3 The incident as a whole demonstrates that God’s dealing with his people are entirely of Grace revealed in the New Testament.
Try to discover how the following points are illustrated in this chapter:
(a) the combination of grace and justice (Rome. 3:24-26);
(b) the triumph of grace over sin (Eph. 2:5; Rom. 5:20, 21);
(c) the provision of a mediator (Heb. 8:6; 9:15);
(d) the establishment of a covenant (1 Cor. 11:25).
Note. 9:22. ‘Taberah’: ‘burning’; see Num. 11:1-3. ‘Massah’: ‘Proving’: see Exod. 17:7; cf. Deut. 6:16. ‘Kibroth Hattaavah’: ‘graves of lust’: see Num. 11:34.