Our bodies are the temple of the living God (1 Corinthians 6:19) and yet we still dare to sin. He dwells within us. 1 Peter 1:15 says, “But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.”
Here is the second part of the pile of pick up sticks. Why do we skirt around issues when confronted? Read this with me. In Exodus 32:3, Aaron intentionally requested that they break off their golden earrings and bring them to him.
Read verse 24 very carefully. Take in his actions fully into your mind. It says, “And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf…”
Read his words when Moses confronted him. Verse 21 is the confrontation, “…What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?” Aaron’s reply is in verses 22-24. You can read them. I want to pick up his statement at the end of verse 24. It says, “…I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out.”
What? Verse 25 sobers me. It says, “Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies).” Our sin (unrestraint) is displayed before our enemies.
We forget what the Lord’s intent for His church is. Ephesians 3:10 says, “To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.”