Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day;
“We Worship Whoever We Love Supremely”
Text: Exodus 32:1
“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, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
“We Worship Whoever We Love Supremely,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Israel worshipped Moses more than they worshipped God; that’s why they were so quick to turn away from God when Moses was “not available to them when they wanted him!”
When Moses, whom they had made their god, “delayed coming down from the mountain,” the people were looking for “another god that would go before them.”
Israel did this, and Aaron the high priest helped them do this - because they all Worshipped the Man Moses, “who brought them out of the land of Egypt;” instead of God Who “had brought them out of the land of Egypt.”
This was a chronic stumbling block for Israel. They loved Moses, then Joshua, then the Judges, then the kings, more than God; and this made them bounce back and forth from obedience to disobedience. They were loving man (whom they saw) more than they loved God (Whom they should have Believed and Trusted in, and built personal relationship with).
Before we criticize the people and their high priest we should look at ourself, and consider if we’re not doing the same thing; practicing idolatry! The Bible defines idolatry as worshipping anyone or anything more than God. Here’s the First Commandment:
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
“You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”(Exod.20:2-6).
How can this happen to you and I?
Perhaps, when we remember who God used to lead us “out of spiritual Egypt” to Christ; we can be tempted as Israel was tempted, to make that person a spiritual idol. We can forget that they were only the “earthen vessel,” that God used to lead us to Himself; and God Himself was the One Who led us to Himself and so He Alone should ALWAYS be Worshipped and Loved More than anyone or anything.
We Worship Whoever We Love Supremely!
I believe this is why Paul told his disciples these words:
“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” (1Corin.11:1).
So you and I imitate our spiritual leader as they imitate Christ.
Jesus Christ as Son of God Son of Man Loved Father God Supremely; “He Always did those things that pleased His Father” (John 8:29).
We certainly love, respect, and honor our spiritual leaders - but we must Always, hear me, ALWAYS Love God Supremely - Above All Others! Ooooh Rah! We Worship Whoever We Love Supremely! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy