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Taking the Wrong Cue

  1. Israel's faith was being tested. (32:1; cf. 24:18)
    • The patter from Egypt to Mt. Sinai - doubt, intercession, blessing.
    • Now, where is Moses? What happened to him? What now?
  2. They were trying to connect with Jehovah (32:5-6)
    • But where did this idea come from, to worship God with an idol calf?
    • Perhaps, even likely, from the worship of an Egyptian god, Apis...
  3. God had clearly addressed this issue (20:4)
  4. Israel took the wrong cue!
  5. God was not pleased (32:7-10)
    • It was not enough to simply seek God, to try to serve Him...
    • If we are to truly please Him, we must seek Him on His terms and not our own.  We must honor Him in the way that He wants to be honored.
  6. Applications
    • Congregational: Must follow God's desires for us. Not what man "thinks" is appropriate
    • Familial: People will always be willing to tell you how to raise your child.  What matters is what God thinks.
    • Individual: Where do we choose to focus our time? The world will tell you "God just wants you to be happy."
  7. From whom are you taking your cue - especially regarding your soul's salvation? (Mt. 7:21; Lk.6:46)
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