Frank W. Hardy

recently retired from the General Conference, where he wrote databases for a number of years.

​Delighting to Do God’s Will

Exodus 32:1-6 finds Moses on Mount Sinai. He receives the Ten Commandments and enjoys fellowship with God. In fact, he is gone long enough that the people below become restless. They ask Aaron to make them an idol to represent the God who had brought them out of Egypt.1 Aaron complies, makes the idol, and declares that the next day will be a feast to the Lord. (Yes, the feast was to be held in honor of the Lord!) The next day the people “sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play” (Ex. 32:6).2

Worst-Case Scenario

While all this is under way, God tells Moses to go down the mountain. The people’s actions require …

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