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.


  1. Amen! SO TRUE! Thanks for sharing this powerful insight.

  2. Mrs. Patti, so good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am so glad to stop by your blog " Touch of God on Mother's heart" and the post on it dated 11th February 2013 "Worshipping the Golden Calf" has been so true and thanks for reminiding and even warning to replace living God with idols in our lives. Well I am so glad to have this privilege to know you and let me know you. I am in the Pastoral ministry for last 33 yrs in the great city of Mumbai, India a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted and to give them new life, hope, future and purpose in their lives. We also encourage young peple as well as adults from the West to come on a short term missions trip to work with us. I would love to have some of your children and grand children in their teens to come on a short term missions to work with us. I look forward to hear from you. My email id is as fallows:
    dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. God willing I will be in States in July and will be so glad to meet your big family and introduce our ministry to your children and grand children too.