Exodus 32: 7-14 – The World in Front of the Text

Today we are going to continue looking at Exodus 32: 7-14. We’ll be looking at the world in front of the text. What does this text mean to our daily lives?

For me, I think the thing that comes through the most in this passage is the closeness of the relationship between Moses and God. Let’s look at Moses’ life. Remember when God first called him at the burning bush? What did he tell God? He said that he couldn’t do it, he couldn’t speak. He needed someone to speak for him. So, God said that his brother Arron would be the one who would speak for him.

Now, look at him. He is unafraid not just to speak boldly to God, but to also remind God of God’s own promises. He has grown to the point that not only does he have a voice that he is unafraid to use, but he is unafraid to speak in that manner to God Himself.

That’s how close he was to God. He was honest with God. Completely and totally honest with God. I think that is the key for spiritual growth, to be honest with God. Then God can change us, grow us, transform us, make us who He wants us to be.

We also see that Moses had been paying attention to God’s commands, as he reminds God of what He had promised. That’s a great question to think about, one that we’ll talk more about tomorrow. Do we pay attention to God? Does he have our undivided attention? We’ll never really grow spiritually until God has our full attention.

We’ll talk a little more about that tomorrow.

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