Exodus 32:11‑12
And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why?  .  .  .  Turn from Thy fierce wrath.
Read carefully verses 7 through 14. They are remarkable verses. God had decided that because Israel had turned into such gross idolatry, He would destroy them all and rebuild Israel through Moses’s line. In our verse today Moses, in a very humble and genuine spirit, earnestly beseeches God not to destroy Israel. And God doesn’t. He listens to us when we respectfully reason with Him. We should listen to each other too.