Morning Message of Motivation
The Superiority of Christ: 30
By Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi
Miriam alone was struck with leprosy even though, she and Aaron spoke against Moses.
Aaron, as the high priest, escaped with a sharp rebuke from the Lord. Aaron made an even greater error. God had called Moses to ascend mount Sinai.
Exodus 24:12 NKJV
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there; and I will give you tablets of stone, and the law and commandments which I have written, that you may teach them.”
Moses ascended mount Sinai to meet God.
Moses appointed Aaron and Hur to take charge over the nation in his absence.
Exodus 24:14 NKJV
“And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you. Indeed, Aaron and Hur are with you. If any man has a difficulty, let him go to them.”
Moses spent longer in the mount than the people anticipated.
Exodus 24:18 NKJV
“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.”
They thought something might have happened to Moses.
Exodus 32:1 NKJV
“Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
They demanded that Aaron should takeover as their leader and make gods to lead them.
Aaron wanted to become the new leader.
Aaron did not counsel the people to patiently await Moses’s return.
Aaron did not denounce the people’s idolatrous demands.
Aaron did not remind the people that it was Jehovah who brought them out of Egypt.
Aaron yielded to the evil demands of the people.
Exodus 32:2 NKJV
“And Aaron said to them, “Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”
May we never be unfaithful to the Lord because of a delay in our expectation. May God grant us the strength to resist all evil pressure, in Jesus’ name.