June 23, 2017
Read: Exodus 32:1-29
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Scripture- Exodus 32:7,8- “The Lord told Moses, “Quick! Go down the mountain! Your people whom you brought from the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. 8 How quickly they have turned away from the way I commanded them to live! They have melted down gold and made a calf, and they have bowed down and sacrificed to it. They are saying, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”
Observations- Moses has been hanging with the Lord on the mountainside for awhile and the people of God are getting restless. They want their leader. So they call on Aaron to lead them. Aaron calls on them to give him all their gold and he melts it down and makes a golden calf to worship. This angers God as the people have forgotten who it was that had led them out of Egypt. They had forgotten their God.
Application- So often we are just like the Israelites - we forget who it was that dragged us out of our mess. We forget that some two thousand years ago Jesus willingly went to the cross in our place so that we might be forgiven and freed from our idols and sin. I grieves the heart of God when we put other things before Him and forget that He is our God. We do this so often. We put our bank accounts, our jobs, our relationships, our bad habits, and so much more before God. We make idols of them. Thankfully, Jesus comes to God on our behalf and intercedes for us (Romans 8:34). Let's take time today and make an intentional effort to put God first in our lives and give thanks to Jesus for being our intercessor.
Prayer- Almighty God we come to you this morning recognizing that we often put other things before you. As the Psalmist says, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you and lead me along the path of everlasting life." In Your Holy Name. Amen.
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