Friday, September 28, 2012

Your "Golden" Calf 9/28/2012

"Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, "Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him." Ex 32:1

As Christians, we have the potential to become distracted and to develop spiritual amnesia more quickly than we think. We can be bull headed, impatient and greedy. During the course of the 40 days Moses was on the mountain communing with God, the Hebrews evidently forgot the most amazing site every seen by anyone: the parting of the Red Sea. Because they were exposed to so many gods in Egypt, they were not satisfied with the one true and living God, but manufactured a facsimile of Him made of gold and credited it with their deliverance.

Beloved, this tragedy still happens daily. Yahweh, the sustainer of our souls and the source of our provision delivers us daily. However, if He does not perform according to our schedule or meet our momentary wants (vs. needs), we resort to other means and credit ourselves if and when it works out. As it was for the Hebrews, this continues to be a recipe for disaster. Any god that we must manufacture is no god at all, especially if it is ourselves. Trust in the one true God.

Rejoicing in the Lord,


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