“Lord Forgive Us!”
Moses was up the mountain receiving the Ten Commandments. In his absence the Israelites put presure on Aaron to give them a god they could see. This is how they made the golden calf to be their god.
When Moses came down and saw it, he told the people, “You have sinned a great sin…” However he was still ready to intercede on their behalf; to the point that he said if God was not ready to forgive them he should rather take his (Moses’) life. God told Moses that he will deal with individuals accordingly.
Yesterday in the congregation our preacher said any time you repent God is as ready to forgive as many times as possible. The Nigerian theogian of blessed memory E. Bolaji Idowu considered this as the greatest damage of Christianity in the African continent. He said what people in tradional religion feared to do because of the wrath of the gods, Christianity has introduced a God who is ready to forgive more than people sin. The result has been that fools trample where angels tiptoed because of a forgiving God. That of course is what makes the difference between God and man-made gods!
God told Moses, “…in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them” (33:30-34).
It is not a coincidence that it was gold trinkets that the people used in making a golden god to worship. What is it that you consider golden which has become your god? Return to the Lord now in repentance and ask for his forgiveness.
We are living in days of grace. God has given us a Saviour who washed our sins away. If we call on his name, we should also travel the road he traveled. Because when the Lord will visit he will visit our sin upon us. Let us get rid of the gods of gold so that the Lord can forgive us.
Prayer of the week: Lord forgive me of intended and unintended sin. Holy Spirit help me not to fall into sin again. Amen!
Have a blessed day and week! Peace be with you!
“Standing On The Promises Of God…!”
“Standing On The Promises Of God…!”(Rom.4:13-17).If there was no law forbidding Adam and Eve from eating the forbidden fruit, there wouldn’t have been any original