November 7 – Exodus 32:1-6

November 7 – Exodus 32:1-6

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Exodus 32:1-6

When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” So Aaron said to them, “Take off the rings of gold that are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off the rings of gold that were in their ears and brought them to Aaron. And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to the Lord.” And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.

How quickly the Israelites forgot who their God was.  Their grumbling and lack of faith in our true God caused them not only to stoop to make the golden calf but also to build an altar, have a feast and celebrate.  And Aaron was at the center of the plan. 

Seems unbelievable, doesn’t it?  Yet, how often do we fail to remember God as our one true God?  What in your life takes priority over God at times?  What do you find yourself putting before God?  Pray today that Holy Spirit will reveal to you any false Gods you may have and ask God to show the way to make Him your priority.      

Heavenly Father, help me to not be like these who had a short memory of all You had done to not only get them out of Egypt and away from a life of slavery, but the many miracles that You did as part of that process.  Help me to remember all You have done for me, and mainly who You are.  You are the One True God who created everything and governs everything.  You are the One I can always depend on and lean on for all my needs.  You are the One who hears my very thoughts.  You are the One who wrote the book that guides my life.  You are the One who sent Your Son to die so my sins are erased.  You are the One who has built for me a special place in Your heavens.  You are the One who knows the very second I will come into Your presence.  You are the One who knows when Jesus will return to get his beloved ones.  You are THE ONE!

In Jesus’ name.



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