Exodus 32 New International Version (NIV)
When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.
A pastor is a shepherd, taking care of the sheep for a master. Like Moses, Pastors are finding a problem in directing their sheep of how they should behave towards them;yet they are the shepherds of these days.
Moses had a difficult time assuring the Israelites that there was an invisible God that was working in him; who was his Master because they saw him as God and without they wouldn’t survive “they thought”. Till this incident of the golden calf, the Israelites believed that all the miracles that had happened was by Moses because they always saw him pray to a God they didn’t see; that’s why they said that “Moses who brought us out of Egypt”
We know that Moses didn’t enter the promised land, but he wasn’t among those that committed the terrible sin of defying God then what could’ve gone wrong!!!
Exodus 34:14 “Do not worship any other god, because I, the Lord, tolerate no rivals.
God is not equaled;
so many believers now days have equalled their pastors, friends, guardians, fathers, brothers, sisters and relatives to God and they have exalted them beyond necessity. The people that Moses led from Egypt are the same reason he just saw the promise from a far, because they defied God by upholding him for everything God had done for them all the way. This is what we believers have become today, we glorify and praise the vessels God uses more that God Himself and we have made them unacceptable in the eyes of God by bringing to them pride.
No matter what somebody has done for you and how great they look in your sight, just know that there is someone greater who uses them to do what they do so give the glory to who deserves it.
The fear of the Lord is not in us but we fear the people He has chosen to use more, we have not searched for the Lord as He can still be found but we’ve searched for His vessels.
Woe to these vessels as God calls the sheep theirs but not His and a big burden is on their shoulders and like Moses they might not see the promise of God; and that’s external life with Christ Jesus.
Luke 18:19 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
Jesus answered him, `Why do you call me good? Only one is good, and that is God.
So be careful my brothers and sisters, you don’t want to see your Pastor or somebody that has been of great importance to you, miss heaven just because of you.