In Horev they fashioned a calf, they worshiped a cast metal image. Thus they exchanged their Glory for the image of an ox that eats grass! They forgot God, who had saved them, who had done great things in Egypt, wonder in the land of Ham, fearsome deeds by the Sea of Suf. Therefore he said that he would destroy the, [and he would have,] had not Moshe his chosen one stood before him in the breach to turn back his destroying fury (Ps 106:19-23, CJB).
The location of the incident repeated above is originally found Exodus 32. Quite a group of folks whom Moses had to lead out of Egypt into the Promised Land.
A couple of things that I was thinking about this morning as I read this:
1. There may not be a golden calf in which I have melted down all my gold to replace for God, yet, is there something instead? Have I forgotten God and created something else in place of Him? What have I called Yahweh instead of Father? What have I exchanged my imago Dei for?
2. As a church we are participating in a Seder Dinner this March 7th. The purpose of a Seder is to remember all that the Lord had done for the descendants of Abraham in setting up for them a land of promise, a land of refuge and peace, and a place to show Father’s glory. Father was faithful in his promise, but the people were not. The above says, “They forgot God, who had saved them, who had done great things in Egypt, wonder in the land of Ham, fearsome deeds by the Sea of Suf.”
The main point to a Seder is to never forget.
Not to forget,
not to forget who saved them,
not to forget the great things,
not to forget the wonder,
not to forget the fearsome deeds.
Father, I pray we never forget all you have done for us. From all you have redeemed us. From the old. From the degenerate. From the habits. From the addictions. From it all. Help us to have constant reminders of your glory in our lives and the image we possess and how that image is to interact with the world’s we live in. Amen.