God’s Face (3)

In our Bible verses today, God told Moses that the Israelites would rebel against Him and worship false gods. Moses led the Israelites for many years. He must have felt sad to know that God’s people would turn away from Him.
In verse 17, God said that He would leave the Israelites and refuse to help them. Several other Bible translations say that God would “hide His face” from the Israelites.
Why would God hide His face from His people? God will turn away from us if we are sinful and rebellious. If we turn away from God and stubbornly refuse to worship Him, He will hide His face from us. But remember that God always loves us and waits patiently for us to return to Him.
Maybe you know some person who has rebelled against God. Pray for that person today. Help them come back to a life of serving God.