February 11

Exodus 32:1-33:23; Matthew 26:69-27:14; Psalm 33:1-11; Proverbs 8:33-36

Moses took too long to come back and the people returned to their old ways. Even after all they had experienced from the Hand of God, Moses’ absence caused them to question God’s involvement in their lives. So, what did they do? They returned to what they knew.

They took the gold that God had provided for them as they fled from Egypt and molded a gold calf. Why a calf? It was the god of the Egyptians. Have you ever noticed how we are prone to return to the old idols we were exposed to when it appears that God is taking a long time to respond?

The Israelites, with the consent of Aaron, took the blessings of God and converted them into an idol. Is there an area in your life where you have taken God’s blessing and made it an idol? It could be a relationship, a job, a car, house, or money. God blessed you with it and rather than being thankful to the Giver, you begin to worship the gift! Search your heart today to see if there are idols that you have erected.

If so, renounce them and submit to the Powerful Name of Jesus. Just because you can’t see God working doesn’t mean that He isn’t.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Exodus 34:1-35:9; Matthew 27:15-31; Psalm 33:12-22; Proverbs 9:1-6

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