Monday, February 11, 2013

Worshiping the Golden Calf

My devotions this morning started with this passage from Exodus 32:1-33:23, "When Moses failed to come back down the mountain right away, the people went to Aaron. 'Look,' they said, 'make us some gods who can lead us.  This man Moses, who brought us here from Egypt, has disappeared.  We don't know what has happened to him.' "  Then Aaron went on to make them a golden calf to worship.  So often we think WE would never worship a golden calf!  But in the stillness this morning I felt the Spirit warning me that in the disillusionment and instability I am feeling in many relationships, the temptation is to stop waiting for God and turn to my own devices to fill the aching void.  Instead I must look up and quietly wait for God to reveal himself.  We long for security and often find it in various places.  When God allows those "props" to be pulled out in our lives, it is critical what we choose to fill the gap.    People are good and necessary in our lives, but they are not our security.  Security is found in God alone.