Metal Cows and Other Idols

By September 12, 2011 culture, faith No Comments

It’s Day 22 of the 100-day reading challenge I’m participating in with the gals from my church. Together, we’re following the E100 reading plan featuring 100 essential passages in the Bible. And we’re almost a quarter of the way through!

I’ve loved it so far. I feel a sense of community building, and I’m excited to see how God will continue to teach us as we go.

Today’s reading was in Exodus, chapters 32–34. God had just miraculously delivered the Israelites from the Pharaoh in Egypt, where they had been enslaved for many generations. But then the people decided to turn on Him and build that golden calf as a replacement. I was left with these questions:

Why would people who had seen God work so many miracles on their behalf then turn on Him? Why would they settle for a metal cow?

A metal cow doesn’t seem better than an Almighty God . . . what gives? I wrote some thoughts about this over at the E100 blog, EWO Women of the Word. Click on over to read my post—and while you are there, check out the other compelling posts and discussions. You are welcome to join the challenge and hang out with us!

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Note: In my post for EWO Women of the Word, I reference Holy Subversion by Trevin Wax. Check out my four-part series on modern-day idols based on that book: Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4

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