God's Word for Today Exodus 32


At the time now of the golden calf, about three thousand men were killed that day: It seems that the sin of Israel involved more than these 3,000 people, but these were probably those who were most active in idolatry and immorality, refusing to repent and side with the Lord. 

Moses already interceded for the people in Exodus อพยพ 32:11-14. But he prayed again for them because now he saw the sin with his own eyes.  Moses knew what the Law said about this.   Exodus อพยพ 22:20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

Moses did not minimize the sin of the people or put it in soft terms. They were guilty of worshipping a god of gold.  Again he asked for mercy and grace. If God would not forgive, Moses asked to be damned instead, to have his name blotted out of God’s book.   Moses was willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of the people of Israel.   Paul said something similar in Romans โรม 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

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Sacrifice, not just offered but done in Jesus dying for our sins.  1 Peter เปโตร 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  For more see www.wdbydana.com/sermon.html 


January 22, 2011