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Summary: "Little children, keep yourselves from Idols"

A NATION IN NEED

(Exodus 32:1-8 (quickview) ) And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. (KJV)

I. THEY NEEDED TO REMEMBER THEIR PAST.

(Exodus 32:1 (quickview) ) And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. (KJV)

A. THE DISTANCE THEY HAD CAME

“Up out of the land of Egypt”

B. THE DIFFICULTIES THEY WERE NOW FACING.

“This Moses, we wot not what is become of him”

1. Note how slightly they speak of him…This Moses

2. Note how suspiciously they speak of his delay.

“We wot not what is become of him”

a. He may have deserted us.

b. He may be dead.

C. THE DEMAND THEY MADE.

“Make us gods, which shall go before us.”

II. THEY NEEDED TO REMEMBER GOD’S PROVISION.

(Exodus 32:3-4 (quickview) ) And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. (KJV)

A. CONSIDER THE SOURCE OF THEIR PROSPERITY.

(Exodus 3:21-22 (quickview) ) And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. (KJV)


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