The Golden Calf
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Series: Bondage No More!
Now take God's Word and turn with me to Exodus 32 where we are continuing our series of messages through the book of Exodus under the heading: BONDAGE NO MORE!
Now as you're finding chapter 32 .. let me read to you from chapter 24.18, "So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights."
For forty days and nights Moses was on Mt. Sinai meeting with God. It was during those forty days that God gave Moses the blue prints for the tabernacle. You will recall that the tabernacle was a portable worship center. And through the tabernacle .. God was letting us know the way into His presence.
There was only one entrance into the presence of God and there is still only one way to God and that's through Jesus Christ. Well ..that's what was taking so long on Mt. Sinai.
But that's not all. Not only was God giving Moses the blue prints for the tabernacle .. He was giving Him the ten commandments on tablets of stone and God even autographed them.
Exodus 31.18, "And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God."
So there on top of Mt. Sinai .. God got together with Moses to give him the blue prints of the tabernacle and the ten commandments. The tabernacle and the tablets!
Now everything seems to be going pretty well. The Tablets had been given to Moses. The Tabernacle blue prints had also been given to him. The children of Israel are ready to enter into the Promised Land. And then we come to chapter 32.
Now back in chapter 24 .. the children of Israel told God that they would do everything He told them to do. They said, "We'll be obedient to Your Word." And yet .. as you're going to see in a minute .. before Moses came down from Mt. Sinai .. they had nearly broken every one of the Ten ...
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