Exodus 24:12-18, 32:1-34:10 – That time when the people felt alone and scared and just wanted everything to go back to “the way it used to be.”
Deuteronomy 26:1-19 is the defining narrative for the Israelites. They were once wanderers. Now they have a home and food. God acted and God saved them from desolation and disappearance. Now they respond with thanks – sharing the produce of their harvests so that those who are as vulnerable as they once were can feast, too!