Bulletin: Breaking News! Israel,on the way to becoming what God intended for them to be, stops to worship gold!
….they said: Up, make us gods…Aaron said: Bring me your gold. They brought him their gold. He received it at their hand, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord. And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings, and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. And the Lord said to Moses…thy people…have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And the Lord said to Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people…Exodus 32 Then the Lord sent a plague upon the people, for what they did with the calf that Aaron made. Exodus 32:35 Tanakh Exodus 20:1-6 Deuteronomy 4:16-18 Judges 8:24-27 Judges 17:1-4 Isaiah 40:18-24