April 18, 2016

Today you should read: Exodus 32

Submitting To God’s Timing

Today, we see God’s people grow impatient with God’s timing.

What happens?  And what can we learn?

Today’s “Walk-a-Way:”

I think we see 4 significant things in the first verse of this chapter:

  1.  God’s People grew impatient when God did not act in their timing

“When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain…” (1a)

  1.  Therefore they tried to take matters into their own hands

“…the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him…” (1b)

  1.  In order to ensure their future

“…Up, make us gods who shall go before us…” (1c)

  1.  And by doing so, they doubted the significance of what God had done in the past, and they doubted His plan for their future.

“…As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him” (1d)

Here are some questions and application to ponder today.   These correspond to each number above:

  1.  In what ways is God not acting in your timing?  How are you currently responding towards God?  Remember, God doesn’t work in our timing, He works in His, and we should respond in heart-committed trust.  
  1.  How are you currently trying to take matters into your own hands?  How have you tried to get other people to buy into your plan?  Remember, when God doesn’t give you what you want, you will be tempted to control it yourself, but we should deny the temptation to fearfully gain control.  
  1.  How have you been trying to ensure your own future?  How have you made idols in the process?  Remember, when we try to take control, we will always make idols.  We should repent of the idols we’ve made and trust God.
  1.  How have you been doubting God’s past providence in your life? How have you been doubting God’s plan for your future?  Remember, God shows us His faithfulness in the past that we might trust in His faithfulness for our future.  We should meditate on how God has been faithful in the past and allow it to give us confidence about our future.  

By: Sam Cirrincione

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

2 thoughts on “April 18, 2016”

  1. It’s disheartening to see Aaron’s lack of faith in this passage. He was supposed to be their leader while Moses was away. But the scripture indicates that he didn’t even so much as resist when they asked him to make a god. When questioned by Moses, he lied about it. Most characters in the Bible have a spectacular failure of some kind…here we see Aaron’s.

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