Grace for Sinners Yields a Humble Heart

Moses goes to great lengths to reveal to the Israelite's how dependent and incapable they truly are. He wants them to see the greatness of God, but he knows of their temptation toward pride and self-dependence. He knows that these wrong attitudes will take the glory that God deserves. So, Moses contrasts one of the Israelite's most humiliating moments with God’s grace towards them with hope that they will be moved to be humble.