DailyTheocentrism: Some of the most ironic words spoken: Exodus 32 – “. . . make for us gods . . .”

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A brother has reminded me of this passage in Exodus 32 today and I think again on the ridiculous nature of idolatry. Speaking to Aaron, a man, they said, “Come, make us (a) god(s) who will . . .” This is the great irony – a man is to make a (so-called) god. God is not a man (Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, Job 9:32) and He does not dwell in what we build (Acts 7:48, 17:24). Yet, the people asked Aaron to MAKE a god for them – not to mention the Living God that just brought them out of the world super-power with tremendous signs and wonders – they asked Aaron to make a god for them . . . and he does.

Then we look at 1 Kings 12:25-33 and realize that this is not the last time they would go there and their affection ran deep (Hosea 10:5).

Idolatry – a man carves an image, names the image, sets the image; who’s the creator – man; who’s god in this scenario  – man. How ironic . . . how sad . . . how common . . .

God is the Creator. He is the Sovereign. He lives. He makes us – He names us- He places us . . . let’s worship Him, not ourselves.