Compromising Christians - Tuesday's Dose - 4th of July 2017

“He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’” - (Exodus 32:4).

Thoughts for Today

The Israelites wanted Aaron to build an idol for them to worship. They were impatient, restless, and tired of waiting for Moses to come down from the mountain where he was receiving God's commandments.

Aaron thought he had a clever way out—he would demand something they would not be willing to give. So he asked the people to give up their gold and jewelry. Surely they would not agree to this and would retreat from their insatiable desire to worship idols!

Not a chance! In relying on his wisdom instead of God's, Aaron attempted to appeal to the people's materialistic desires instead of the fear of the Lord. Be careful in relying on your own wisdom when you are faced with pressure from other people or the temptation to take the easy way out. Don't trust your own cleverness when dealing with your weaknesses. Your wisdom, strength, and ability will always backfire.

Aaron did not think the people would part with their possessions. He did not understand that people by nature are willing to spend their fortunes, whether large or small, on their pleasures. He did not understand that human behavior generally gives up everything to support an addiction, whatever it may be.

When the Israelites put their jewels at his feet, Aaron was caught in his own clever snare. Now he was compelled to make them a golden calf and when they saw it, they were delighted—even though God forbade what they were doing.

Aaron knew, like many compromising Christians, that his decision and actions were wrong. We are all accountable for what we do. Remember, no matter how hard we try, human cleverness can lead to compromise and sin.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, 
Thank you for this Truth today. Forgive me for relying on my own cleverness. I pray for Your wisdom and Truth to mark my words and actions. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen.".

Have a Blessed Tuesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team