Exodus 32:7 (NIV) Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt.”
While Moses was sitting with God and receiving the Ten Commandments, the rule of truth that would define good and evil behavior for every generation to come, God’s people were defaulting into idolatry. Their impatience interrupted Moses’ communion with God Almighty! And His attitude toward idolatry is uncompromising intolerance. We live in a world with a lot of “tolerances,” but for those of us who follow Jesus, idolatry is a serious issue of the heart. It dethrones the Lord as our heart becomes aligned with other allegiances. The corruption of our soul begins with this disloyalty, which finds expression in our everyday choices. How easily do we disregard God’s laws? Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee (Psalm 119:11). Jesus said, “If you love me, obey my commandments” (John 14:15 NLT). Listen for that still small voice of conviction, and choose to turn away from sin and toward the Lord. The way of sin is slippery and destructive; but the “way of the Lord” is perfect (Psalm 18:21, 30; Psalm 119:1).