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It’s Tough to Be God
March 21, 2021

It’s Tough to Be God

March 21, 2021

Exodus 32:1 – 33:6

Have you ever thought about this?

  • Our great grandfathers called it the .
  • Our grandfathers – the .
  • Our fathers – .
  • Today – the .

This is called !

The Peoples’ Faithlessness

The longer Moses stayed on the mountain, the more the people became.

Principle: Faithlessness leads to a diminishing of sensitivity.

It’s To Be God BECAUSE:

How do I know? Well, it’s tough to be a .

1st It’s easy for God’s children to be .

All they had to do is let Moses get out of .

Consider the son!

Consider the !

And he said, ‘This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will store all my grain and my goods there. And I will say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years to come; relax, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself!”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is demanded of you; and as for all that you have prepared, who will own it now?’ Such is the one who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich in relation to God.”   Luke 12:18-21

2nd It’s not easy for God’s children to be .

Consider the !

Consider the woman who lost the !

Then Moses pleaded with the Lord his God, and said, “Lord, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?  Why should the Egyptians talk, saying, ‘With evil motives He brought them out, to kill them on the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your burning anger and relent of doing harm to Your people.  Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’”
Exodus 32:11-13

Consider the hill called .

3rd God can’t rest until all of His children have come .

God is a God who will have no until all of the flock is secure in the fold.

  • Theirs was a calf – so what is your for God?

Do you really think God had to be reminded that though His nature is judgement, His nature is also:

! ! !

4th As the Father – He will have to pay the because they .

A Lessons To Be Learned!

  • God has for people who need punishment.
  • makes a difference.
  • There is a temptation toward .
  • The idolater is not the one who has known God.

For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasonings, and their senseless hearts were darkened.  Romans 1:21


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