Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

Aaron’s Failed Duties

Exo 32:1 -2, 1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses,…we do not know what has become of him.” 2  And Aaron said to them, “Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”

At this Mt. where Israel was to worship the true God who brought them this far, but they became impatient while Moses was up the mountain for 40 days compared to 400 years in bondage. They were anxious to get to the promised land that instead of seeking God to continue to lead them there, they chose plan B, make gods lead them to the land Yahweh had promised them. They turned to Aaron who gladly made for them what they craved. We do not find that he said one word to discountenance their proposal. Aaron was a priest and was supposed to exercise his priestly duties even in the absence of Moses (the type of Christ in this passage, the mediator between God and man). Aaron chose to heed to the voice of the people to give them what they wanted. He failed in his duties.

There are Aarons’ of today who have neglected their priestly duties of preaching the word and are catering to men’s humanistic needs. They have become men-pleasers rather than God. The house of the Lord where true worship ought to rise, they have become weary and have chosen to yield to the pressure from the people. While that may feel good, the problem is that it’s leading people outside God’s will. Cellphones operating out of range switch to roaming set which drains battery faster and is expensive, that is what it feels like to be outside of God’s will.

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