We Must Have Wonder

Israel’s golden calf episode (Exodus 32), didn’t happen in a vacuum. They had been exposed to the wonders of God through the plagues, the deliverance at the Red Sea (while Pharaoh and his army were buried in the same waters), and God’s continual presence in the cloud and pillar of fire. But they soon forgotContinue reading “We Must Have Wonder”

Follow The Gold

Israel must have been quite a sight as they were leaving Egypt. On their shoulders they carried their kneading troughs full of unleavened dough wrapped with clothing to keep the sand out (12: 34). They were also loaded down with parting gifts from the Egyptians consisting of gold, silver, and clothing (v. 35-36). They had just beenContinue reading “Follow The Gold”

A Golden Calf and “Love”

The people of Israel come to Aaron requesting that he “make us a God who will go before us” (Exodus 32:1 – see the marginal reading). It’s been less than two months since they were sprinkled with blood as part of a ceremony where they promised their obedience to Yahweh and His laws (24:1-8). ForContinue reading “A Golden Calf and “Love””