Rebellion Against the Redeemer [Bible Reading 1/17 Week]
Israel’s sinful idolatry led to a distortion of true worship and brought about God’s righteous condemnation. Idolatry is dangerous because it distorts our view of God and corrupts our behavior, leading us away from God as He has revealed Himself and toward a false god who is powerless to save and transform us. In response to Israel’s just condemnation, Moses stepped in between God and the people and interceded on their behalf. As those who have Jesus Christ as our mediator, we trust in His power to overcome our idolatries and empower us for His mission.
- Exodus 32:1-14
- Acts 7:35-43
- Romans 1:18-32
- Numbers 14:13-19
If you are studying these passages by yourself or as a family, the following 3 questions can help you go deeper in understanding:
- What does this say about God?
- What does this say about us?
- What will we do about it?