Exodus 32: The Golden Calf
People urged and pleaded Aaron to make gods to follow. Since they were accustomed to having visual representations of gods, this was the natural but sinful result of their thinking. Aaron took their gold, which they had brought from Egypt, and melted it to make a golden idol. The idol he crafted for them was a calf. He than told them the golden calf was the god who delivered them from Egypt. The people offered sacrifices and then engaged in rituals to thank the new “idol”.
Even though there are reasonable explanations for why Aaron and the people began to worship the golden calf, those explanations do not excuse the sin. God certainly held the people accountable for their corruption and was ready to destroy them for their sin.
An idol is anything that replaces the one, true God. So let me ask you who and what do you idolize? Do you think you should stop?