Sunday’s Message: Why Would Anyone Worship a Golden Calf?

Why did the people of Israel — after having just been released from slavery in Egypt, eaten manna from heaven, and seen water flow from a rock — make a golden calf as part of their own, home-grown religion? We are quick to point to this as adopting the idolatrous practices of their neighbors, but was it possibly insecurity that led them to this sin? Moses was MIA and to them, it must’ve looked like God was MIA, too?

When we feel insecure & uncertain about the future, is that not when we’re likely to give in to temptation, as well?

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