Presence: The Name April 28th

Presence: The Name
Exodus 33:19-34:10

Moses, after the incident of the golden calf, has returned to Mount Sinai to commune with God once again. In this pivotal moment, God chooses to reveal Himself to Moses in a remarkable way. He proclaims His own name and describes His character in vivid detail.

We see Him as "The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin." These words paint a portrait of a God who is not only powerful and majestic but also deeply compassionate and merciful.
1. The Lord
2. Merciful and Gracious
3. Slow to Anger
4. Steadfast Love
5. Faithfulness
6. Forgiving
7. Just
  1. What stands out to you the most in these verses?
  2. Why do you think these specific attributes of God are emphasized in this passage?
  3. Have you ever experienced God's compassion, grace, patience, love, or faithfulness in your own life? If so, how?
  4. How do these verses shape your understanding of God's character and nature?
  5. How does knowing that God is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love, and faithful impact the way you approach God in prayer or worship?
  6. Are there any areas in your life where you struggle to fully believe or trust in these aspects of God's character? If so, what are they and why?
  7. How can meditating on these verses help us grow in our relationship with God and with others?