The Golden Calf

18Feb06

Exodus 32:23  For they said unto me, 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 know not what is become of him.

The people won’t trust in the work of the Cross, so they seek a way of the flesh.  What happened in in Exodus 32 is similar to The Purpose Driven Life.  Aaron compares to Rick Warren here.  Aaron made a god of his own hands while Rick Warren gives us a false way.

Exo 32:25  And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

Only the shed Blood of Christ can cover our sins.  Any other way than what Jesus did at the the Cross will leave our sins naked before God.  Only the work of the Cross can clean us up and make the change in us to the image & likeness of God.  A false way will leave us in shame before our enemies, because it won’t work.

Exo 32:7  And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:
Exo 32:8  They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Egypt represents the secular world.   The Purpose Driven Life is no more than secular humanism & psychology.

Exo 32:9  And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
Exo 32:10  Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them:

You can see from Exodus 32:7-10 how God feels about false ways & the people who follow & promote them.

Repent, turn to the Cross of Christ, it’s the only way.

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