When Leadership Becomes a Puppetry: The Cautionary Account of Aaron

Ex 32:1-2
1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

It’s amazing how quickly Aaron was willing to cater to the crowd!  Here was a man (Moses’ brother of all people) who was easily led astray!  Yet the crazy thing is that though he was led astray, he was under the impression that he was leading the way!  If we’re not careful, we can become so true to ourselves that we can then deceive ourselves!  Here, Aaron, without so much as a flinch, jumped right into an opportunity to “become the leader”, when in fact, because he had no self-discipline or guidance from the Spirit of God, he was actually being played like a puppet!  One of his problems was that (much like the rest of the crowd) he had not developed a true personal relationship with God, as had Moses.  When the man of God stepped off the scene, things went haywire! It was as if he couldn’t do anything right without the presence of his godly brother.  Friends, don’t wait until you see what everybody else is going to do before you make a choice; rather, get plugged into God, and be and do only what you know would be pleasing to the Lord!  Get your own walk with God, and you won’t be distracted by the absence of someone else’s!  Start your journey at Calvary, and go from there!

Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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