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Week 6 Day 6
we are pressured often to simply go alongwith whatever is said in a conversation sometimes devoid of sensitivity ignoring the consequences as though we have a right to be rude as though we have a right to hurt others courage is something we expect of otherswhich we often excuse in ourselves others should be strong in the face of pressure while we try to find reasons to just go along and we rationalize and we deferAaron faced the pressure by going alonggiving the people what they wanted gods of their own making gods they could control and when confronted with what he had doneproclaimed it an accident wanting to be seen as the victim wanting to be known as the persecutedbut we need to repent of our sinsand not simply excuse them we are the people of God a people called to integrity to responsibility to faithfulness to courage
BURNING ANGER Will God's presence forsake us because of our sin? Exodus 32
7The Lord said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people have corrupted themselves. 8They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it." 9The Lord said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people! 10Now, therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation." 11Then Moses pleaded with God, and said: "Lord, why does Your wrath burn against Your people? 12Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, 'He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains.' Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to your people. 13Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants.'' 14So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do. 15Moses went down the mountain, and the two tablets of Testimony were in his hand. 19As he came near the camp, he saw the calf and the dancing. Moses' anger become hot, and he cast the tablets out and broke them at the foot of the mountain. 20Then he took the calf, burned it in the fire and ground it to powder; and scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it. 21Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them? 22So Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my lord become hot. You know the people are set on evil. 23They said to me, 'Make us gods that shall go before us; as for this Moses, we do not know what has become of him.' 24And I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them break it off.' So they gave it to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out." 30Next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. I will go to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement." 31Then Moses returned to the Lord and said, "Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made a god of gold! 32Yet now, if You will, forgive their sin--but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book You have written." 33The Lord said, "Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. 34Now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon them for their sin." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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