A king saw an orphan maiden and wished to marry her. But she said:
"I am not worthy to marry a king." He proposed to her seven times, but
each time she refused. After many entreaties,
he married her. After a time, the king became angry at her and wished to divorce
her. Said she to him: "I did not ask to marry you -- it was you who pleaded
with me. Now you have decreed to divorce me and marry another. Just don't do to
her what you did to me."
In the same way, G-d appeared to Moses in the burning bush and said to him:
"I will send you to Pharaoh." For seven days G-d entreated Moses and
Moses declined, saying, "I am not a man of words." In the end, He
convinced him. Then, after all the miracles were done through Moses, G-d said
to him: "You shall not bring this congregation into the Land." Said
Moses: "Master of the Universe! I did not ask to go. Now that You decreed
that not I, but another, should lead them into the Land, do not do to him what
you did to me..."