“Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation....Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people...And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.”
We’ll allow the Bible scholars and theologians to continue their two millennial discussions of the question whether God actually repents or not. As for us, let's just take what the text says and leave alone the secret things that belong to the Lord; majoring rather on the things that belong to us and our children.
I seriously doubt in this pseudo-reverent age that texts such as ours will be understood or even accepted by those habitually excusing God for any and all of His actions. Actions not meeting this religious world’s criteria. That is, in their opinion, how a God should behave Himself properly. To them it is inconceivable He would change His mind.
For any who may be reading this that are in their infant stage of Christianity, let me briefly explain Biblical repentance. It does not primarily have to do with good or evil but with a change of mind, as seen in Jesus’ story of the two sons, in Matthew 21:28-31. Therefore, we see, Moses asked God to change His mind, and he won out.
How was this great feat accomplished? by arguing from the point of God’s interests. Moses, as Abraham and others, was concerned with God’s great name and His promises to His people.This principle runs throughout the Holy Scriptures. There is nothing that will get God concerned with your interests like you being concerned with His first!