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CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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2 months 1 week ago #10179 by thaiwohvista
TOPIC: DO NOT LOOK UNTO AARON

Read Exodus 32:1-10

MEMORISE: And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf (Exodus 32:4)

EXPOSITION
The Israelites would eventually go through a very long journey (a journey that shouldn't have gone beyond 40 days but that would turn to 40-year journey) to possess the land of Canaan. God gave them Moses to lead them on the journey, to be accompanied by his brother Aaron (a man with eloquent tongue). God purposefully allowed Aaron to become his mouthpiece.
The fact of God's love and care for them, manifested in how He delivered them from Egypt, should have been enough for Aaron to stand rightly on his feet to encourage the people at a time they walked up to him. He was to make them understand the situation as seeing God in action. But what they got from him led them against God who had been leading them all the way. While Moses was away to speak with God on the mountain, the Israelites began to wonder just where he could have gone. It didn't take them long to call for a new leader, at least for a season. As they gathered around Aaron to request his help, he succeeded in making a golden calf from the ornaments God had commanded them to do away with. This they did in violating the first commandment. Aaron really misfired!
To some effects, the same situations still abound around us, today. Going through churches, there are some believers whose faith is built on the presence of their leader, and not God. No wonder they are easily misled against God's purpose. They cannot stand on their feet to seek the true God (2 Chro. 15:2). They run from one mountain to the other looking for miracles that are fabricated (cf. Matt. 24:23-27).
Who are you, and how do you hold unto God? Do you still seek intermediaries between you and God? It is high time you changed and held to Him firmly. He will not forsake you. He cares for you.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Ask God for forgiveness at those points you have looked away from God to man, regardless of the status or power.
2. Pray for the grace to remain focused on Jesus everywhere and every time.
3. O Lord, rebuke the spirit of compromise among our leaders, secular and spiritual, so that they would not be leading people away from God's holiness.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Proverbs 5 - 6

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