Here in this particular verses , because of the ignorance and complaint of the people, God tells moses, why the people cannot understand and see his love, his blessings for them , instead all they could do is complain. but moses tries to speak on behalf of the people, acting as the intercessors , once again requesting, presenting his petitions , declaring the mighty power of God. but he does in a way that it seems like he is bargaining to God, by trying to win him over to save those people, so that God;s wrath will not fall on them .
In 2012, in one of the neighbouring state of nagaland, which is also one of the Hindu dominated state, where chritianity was not really welcome. a group of missionaries from Singapore, who have being partnering with us for the past 6 years , had a burden for that place, so in that particular year , we planned for a big healing crusades, as signs and wonders are the way through which God has being doing to win this people to Him. but this people, keep going away from the lord to their past believes , in spite of all what God did. so In the year when there was another crusades, many believers and non believers were excited, but something really unfortunate happen, the hindu groups distroyed all the crusades place, just a day before. there was heavy rainfall and storms. it was impossible for us to start , then the head of the team, cried out , prayed on behalf of them, his prayer was like a bargain to God, just as moses did.
there are times, when we as minister , we need to stand on behalf of those who dont know what they are doing by rebelling against The living God. but instead of having hatred and condeming them, need to present petittiton for them , just like moses did, it might be in a way of bargaining or praising God , but no matter stand for them , given them chance to repent, or direct their ways again.
text : numbers 14:11-15