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Exodus 32-33:23

Aaron, Aaron, Aaron, where did you go wrong? Could Aaron’s sin become our sin? Are we any less off the beaten path then Aaron? What could have been going through the “boys” mind to cause him to say something as dumb as this?

For they said to me, Make us gods which 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. I said to them, Those who have any gold, let them take it off. So they gave it to me; then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf. (Exodus 32:23-24 AMP)

Moses was Aaron’s baby brother; yet, hear again, we see the younger leading. God had given Aaron a supporting role and unlike his brother, he did not have to run away to some desert because of a crime. Yet here was the younger brother going up the mountain to meet with God, leaving him down in the valley with the murmurers and complainers. I don’t really know if what I’ve stated is true but what else could have been going on in this man’s mind to think he could just say, “I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.” Did he think everyone, including his brother, was crazy enough to believe it? Well, maybe not crazy but with what had previously happened in Egypt it could have been plausible.

It was Aaron who threw down Moses’ staff in front of Pharaoh that swallowed up the magicians’ staffs. It was his hand, not Moses’ that triggered the rest of the Plagues. That didn’t happen because of anything Aaron had within him, but it happened because God ordained it and called it into being.

THE LORD said to Moses, Behold, I make you as God to Pharaoh [to declare My will and purpose to him]; and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you, and Aaron your brother shall tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his land. (Exodus 7:1-2 AMP).

Aaron was trying to extend his run, so to speak, in the desert. He had an audience back in Egypt who were privy to see the destruction that came at the flick of his hand, or so it would seem, but his ministry of miracles was over in the desert.

We must be ever so careful not to lust after leadership position. To Aaron it was not a stretch to tell a “little” lie about the calf popping out of the fire hadn’t this kind of stuff happened in Egypt. It is so easy for us to try to stay in the limelight by operating in the flesh and calling up past actions to validate works of the flesh. Let us not become little Aarons.

Mike-This is concerning your questions about boredom. They reminded me of the former president of my college, a nun, who would say, “If something makes you bored then it is not the something or the someone who is boring, it is you.” She would go on to say, “If you were on a desert island all by yourself, could you entertain yourself?”

The first time I heard those words from that woman was over 20 years ago, and your questions brought back her words with a vengeance. If these words by this nun are correct, then we must also throw in the mix of your multiple questions on being “spiritually bored,” “What do we see or not see in ourselves that we must rely on others or things to be sufficiently entertained?”

I googled “definition of board” and of the several things that popped up:

Boredom, boring, bored: A chosen state of mind brought on by laziness and the firm belief that others are in charge of the so supposedly afflicted person's own entertainment.

This puts an entirely different spin on “spiritual boredom.”

Grace and peace,

Exodus 32

The Golden Calf

I think this is such an excellent story showing us our human nature. These people, just like me had God living amoungst them, doing miraculous things and a wonderful leader in Moses (for me it’s my pastor). Yet they were blind or stiff necked not to appreciate and see God. How true that is with me too. Evil creeps into our lives by deception, false teachings, idols, boredom and distorted thinking. It’s easy to wander and Party! It sort of reminds me of a time in my life that I just wanted to experience something different. I think the Amish call it Rumspringat (hopping around). The young adults are aloud to leave the community and go out into the world to experience all it has to offer and realize how good they had it back “home”. It lasted about 8 years for me, not the 40 days the Israelites had. I worshiped other gods but the reprimand was nothing like Moses people had to face. In fact, it brought me closer to God. Today we have Jesus who intercedes for us to God. Thank you Jesus.

Psalm 33:10-11

I think the Golden Calf story can be summed up nicely with these words from the Psalms:
“The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations”

Mathew 26

As Moses was facing a troubled nation, so was Jesus. So much of this resonates with the politics and turmoil in the USA today. One could draw numerous parallels and I think we have to remember that God is always at work bringing about his will.


Love the faith and realness of Moses. What I don't understand is how Aaron has no backbone-how he let the people snowball him into making a sinful mistake of idols and worshipping.

Matt 26:69-27:14
Peter to have such boldness-such gusto in front of Jesus but yet scared to death to outright deny him the next -I feel for him-it was a hard wakeup call for him-to face his demons and be the rock Jesus described.

Judas -what were you thinking? but then I think if not him then who?? Who would have been chosen or used?

Ps 33
For the Word is right and true. He is faithful in all he does.

Prov 8:33-36

Those who find wisdom find life and favor from the Lord. Amen!!!!

be blessed.

Dee Dee

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