Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, “Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”
Moses has been on the mountain with God. The people however, are impatient and implore Aaron to fashion for them an idol to worship. Of Moses they say “we do not know what has become of him”.
This is a comment made by carnally-minded people of one who is intent on walking with God.
When someone decides to truly seek God and make the transition from the ways of Egypt and prepare for God’s land of promise, like Moses we tend to leave the crowd behind. When we, like Moses, head up the mountain to seek the Lord we find other pursuits fade away, time with the crowd diminishes, conversation about temporal things dries up, interests change.
At that point people who have never ascended the mountain with the Lord begin to wonder “what happened to that guy?”
“He’s not the same person”. No he or she is not! And that is the beauty of spending time in the presence of the Lord; it changes us.
Except those that live carnally, those that live to gratify the earthly nature never notice. They don’t get it and don’t see it.
PRAYER: Father, I ask you to help me to not choose popularity with people over my time with you. Lord I know your ways are best and pray for my friends, my loved ones and family members that they too may journey up the mountain and together we are transformed by your grace. But even if they don’t, I choose you. In Jesus name, Amen