This is Your God

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And Aaron 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 altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD”(Exodus 32:4-5).

When Moses didn’t come down from Mt Sinai as expected, the Jews demanded Moses’ brother make us gods that shall go before us (Exodus 32:1). Aaron didn’t adopt Egyptian paganism, but declared the calf as a symbol of Jehovah. He combined the traditional pagan religion of Egypt familiar to Israel with the worship of the One true God. It was an acceptable compromise to please idolaters while Aaron could claim faithfulness to Jehovah.  

God doesn’t compromise, and sent Moses scurrying down the mountain. When…

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13 thoughts on “This is Your God

  1. My cousin’s worse: she believes in Yehovah, Zeus, Buddha, and several other “gods”. Her parents aren’t believers, her grandfather – my great-uncle – is a New Ager, and she’s never been exposed to the Bible or any real truth (I myself only met her once). She also talks with ghosts regularly, apparently. (That said, she’s open to the possibility that her belief system is wrong – specifically, she acknowledged on the one occasion we met that it’s possible there really is only one God – so there’s still hope.)

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