Moses and the Calf Incident at Sinai


Has anyone actually read the story that we call the “Ten Commandments?” Its one of my favorite reads of all times. It’s not because the tablets are really that cool….or the endless amounts of debauchery that was happening at the foot of Mt. Sinai. It wasn’t even how BA Moses was when he threw the tablets. It’s this little nugget right here!!!

Exodus 32:19-20

When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. 20 And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it.

Did you catch that last part? He had them DRINK THE ASHES of the incinerated calf idol!!

Here is a thought:

What do you think would happen if our leaders were that serious with us? Or what if we had to eat the burnt ashes of our idols? What would that taste like for you? Would it taste like the smoldering ashes of dollar bills? What about that new car you didn’t need to buy?

At the end of the day, we all have idols that we turn to for comfort. For some its relationships and for others is food. Some prefer to throw themselves into their work, or even healthy things like exercise, or other forms of vanity. But no matter what it is, when we finally face the Lord it is going to be burned to the ground and incinerated in the holy presence of God.

 

 


 

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