Wednesday, 6 January 2016
When the people saw that Moses had not come down from the mountain but was staying there a long time, they gathered round Aaron and said to him, “We do not know what has happened to this man Moses, who led us out of Egypt; so make us a god to lead us.”
Aaron said to them, “Take off the gold earrings which your wives, your sons, and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their gold earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took the earrings, melted them, poured the gold into a mould, and made a gold bull.
The people said, “Israel, this is our god who led us out of Egypt!” Exodus 32:1- 4.
I can’t tell you precisely when this happened; but it must have been several years before Jesus was born.
And now … thousand of years later, thankfully we no longer worship golden bulls.
But we do have modern lifestyles, pursuit of wealth, fame and fortune, thirst for power and influence, love of materialism, abuse of the planet and the environment and several other golden calves to replace one golden bull !!!