Numbers 14:17-20 New International Version (NIV)
17 “Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared: 18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.’ 19 In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.”
20 The Lord replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked.
Moses pleaded for God to forgive the people, his people. Through this plea we can see God’s character. He is immensely patient. You can always count on God’s love for you. God forgives again and again. He is merciful by listening to our requests and answering them. Do you think God is the same as he was in Moses’ time? Yes, he is! You can rely on God’s patience, love, forgiveness, and mercy today!