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Friday, December 08, 2006

Exod. 32:1-6

Exodus 32:1-6 - And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

v. 1 - The people desired to serve other gods.
v. 2 - The priests complied with their request.
v. 4 - A serious perversion of the truth occurred.
v. 6 - They all practiced a lie.

Before Moses could get down from the mount with the law written in stone, these Israelites sought to gratify lusts of the flesh which the law condemned. Surely this is a graphic illustration of the sinfulness of sin. They couldn't wait to get the law to break it! "Their feet run to evil...feet that be swift in running to mischief..."

God moves in His own time according to the counsel of His own will. That may be either slow or swift -- but always sure. "To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste."

1 comment:

Pete said...

"Broad is the road that leads to death
And thousands walk together there"

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