Good Morning Loves,
How are you feeling this morning? How did you sleep last night? Did you have a good day yesterday or was it a not so good day? What happened yesterday is the past and you’ve been given another day (today) to make it right and have a much better day.
I feel good this morning. I didn’t sleep well last night due to wrestling with my mind. I was exhausted and sweating early early this morning around 3am. My mind was trying to get the best of me, but I asked the Holy Spirit to calm my mind down. I just couldn’t understand why I was wrestling with my mind for two days. I still continue to read my Bible every morning when I first wake up. I always pray for wisdom, guidance, understanding as well as encouragement before I read a few chapters a day in order. However the last two days I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere reading in the book of Exodus after the children of Israel was delivered out of Egypt. I found myself getting impatient with God explaining to Moses how He wanted things to be set up in regards to the tabernacles, tents, robes, etc. It was too detailed for me, but I still pressed through with reading.
Today was different as I continue with reading in the book of Exodus. I was currently at chapter 32 and there were a few incidents that had occurred that caught my attention and made me think. Chapter 32 of Exodus talked about the children of Israel being impatient while Moses was on mount Sinai conversing with God. They came unto Moses brother, Aaron to build a god. Aaron collected the golds and build a gold calf. God told Moses to return to the people for they had built a god and turned their backs against him. God was angry and ready to bring His wrath among his people. Take a look closely to this; Moses intervened on behalf of the people and asked God to remember the promises He kept to Abraham, Isaac, and to repent of the evil thoughts to do unto his people. According to Exodus 32:14 “And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people”. Wow! I said “The Lord repented?” Never in my 33 years on this earth that I’ve known for God to repent or to even think of evil thoughts. I wasn’t taught that growing up. Don’t get me wrong I knew He does have wrath but never knew the content of it.
Growing up I was taught to never question God and to always have fear in Him, but the Bible tells us different. We are allow to question God and He gives us signs as a response to our questions. God doesn’t want us to fear Him in a way that will distance us from communicating with Him. He wants us to converse with Him and talk to Him as He is your friend although He is our Father who supplies all of our needs. However people can misinterpret the Bible. That’s why it’s important to pray before reading the Word for understanding, wisdom, guidance and encouragement. We must abide in the Word until it becomes revelation given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Mark 4:24 says “The measure of thought and study you give to the truth you hear will be the measure of virtue and knowledge that comes back to you”. People say the Bible and religion is a form of control to scare people. Religion is a form of control not the Bible. People use the Bible for the wrong reasons. The Bible speaks truth but most of all LOVE! It teaches how we should be living and treating one another. The commandments are there and if we follow them life will be much worth living. Just imagine a life of no crime, no adultry, no stealing, no covetness among one another, and so much more. Everyone would be getting along and helping one another. So tell me where is the control in that?
Back to Exodus chapter 32, after Moses came down from Mount Sinai, he was wroth with anger and destroyed the gold calf. He then questioned his brother, Aaron why he allowed this to happen. Of course Aaron didn’t take accountability for allowing this to happen. He let what the children of Israel was feeling (impatience) consume him. Aaron could’ve told them “No and to wait patiently for Moses to come back with a message from God”. He could’ve prayed with them and remind them how God has brought them out of Egypt. It’s easy to not take accountability for the part you’ve had in an argument, decision, etc. Accountability has always been an issue with many people. Reflect back to the time when Adam ate a fruit given to him by Eve who was “woman” at the time before she was given a name had ate from the tree of knowledge. She was deceived by the serpent. Adam didn’t take accountability instead he blamed it on woman and she blamed it on the serpent. Adam could’ve been obedient and told woman “No”. The woman could’ve been obedient as well. But the question comes down to why God have those two important trees there if He didn’t want anyone to eat from it?
How would have life been for mankind if we had not become one like God? Interesting question.
Reflecting on Exodus Chapter 32, we need to take a look at our own life. Often times we don’t be patient and end up making decisions that we regret making. Have you noticed when we regret, we always blaming it on the situation or someone else instead of ourselves? If you don’t start taking accountability as well as learning to be patient then you won’t get anywhere in life. You’ll be miserable. Acknowledge your mistakes to become a better person. Until the next post, stay encouraged and of sound mind. Pray for our world because every part of the world is hurting.