Creativity Over Commandments

Exodus 32:4-6 And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt.”

So when Aaron saw it, he built an alter before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD”. Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

There is a danger in our day to return to this very scene in history. The idea that Jesus has tarried and we have grown weary and bored with waiting. The laziness of abiding in and understanding His commands and words and therefore we look for some “human leader” to create some worship experience for us that we believe will draw us closer to our LORD.

Notice in the Scriptures above, after Aaron creates a visual worship opportunity for the people, who he made a proclamation that it was for? Clearly none of them believed that they were worshiping incorrectly or falsely. And they most certainly didn’t believe they had ungodly intentions,

What do verses 7-8 clearly reveal to us about what God Himself thinks of their intentions and offerings?

Can you see how this deceptive, seemingly harmless idea is playing out among God’s people today?

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