The Lord said to Moses, “Go, leave this place, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, and go to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give it.’ Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, or I would consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.”
Who kept the covenant with the Israelites
despite their stubbornness.
Forgive us when we are headstrong
and want our own way;
Help us to listen to your commandments,
so we are able to yield to your will.
In the name of the one who leads us to you,
Jesus the Christ.