Jump to content
JWTalk - Jehovah's Witnesses Online Community

Thursday, July 23 Make for us a god who will go ahead of us, because we do not know what has happened to this Moses.​—Ex. 32:1.

Recommended Posts

Thursday, July 23

Make for us a god who will go ahead of us, because we do not know what has happened to this Moses.—Ex. 32:1.


Soon the Israelites were worshipping a golden calf! Despite this obvious act of disobedience, the Israelites somehow fooled themselves into thinking that they were still on Jehovah’s side. Why, Aaron even called their calf worship “a festival to Jehovah”! How did Jehovah react? He felt betrayed. Jehovah told Moses that the people had “corrupted themselves” and had “deviated from the way [He] commanded them to go.” In his “burning anger,” Jehovah even considered wiping out the newly formed nation of Israel. (Ex. 32:5-10) However, Jehovah decided not to eliminate the Israelites. (Ex. 32:14) Although initially involved in setting up the idol, Aaron repented and joined the rest of the Levites who declared themselves to be on Jehovah’s side. While thousands lost their lives because of their idolatry, those who were on Jehovah’s side were promised a blessing.—Ex. 32:26-29. w18.07 20 ¶13-16

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Aaron was subjected to strong peer pressure. The Israelites told him to make a god for them and he did. Aaron previously stood with Moses before Pharaoh, the most powerful man in Egypt. Aaron spoke boldly, declaring God’s message to Pharaoh. But gave in to peer pressure, shows how strong peer pressure is! Aaron found it easier to stand up to the king of Egypt than to stand up to his peers.

How sad, may we never yield to peer pressure to do wrong.

1 John 4:1 "Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired statement, but test the inspired statements to see whether they originate with God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation with your brothers and sisters!

You can post now, and then we will take you to the membership application. If you are already a member, sign in now to post with your existing account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

About JWTalk.net - Jehovah's Witnesses Online Community

Since 2006, JWTalk has proved to be a well-moderated online community for real Jehovah's Witnesses on the web. However, our community is not an official website of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is not endorsed, sponsored, or maintained by any legal entity used by Jehovah's Witnesses. We are a pro-JW community maintained by brothers and sisters around the world. We expect all community members to be active publishers in their congregations, therefore, please do not apply for membership if you are not currently one of Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

JWTalk 23.8.11 (changelog)