DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 19 June 2022 — Aaron errs

DCLM Higher Everyday 19 June 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Aaron errs

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TEXT: EXODUS 32:17-25

17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

23 For they said unto me, 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.

24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

MEMORY VERSE: “And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?” (EXODUS 32:21).


A saying goes, “To err is human, but to forgive is divine.” From our text, Aaron who was supposed to take charge and direct the affairs of the children of Israel while Moses was away, got himself drawn into the sin of idolatry by making a calf from their jewelries which they worshipped. He further gave a frivolous and foolish excuse that the people were set on their ways and he had to give in to their demands.

The enemy struck at Aaron by making him accept and do the things that would open him up to destruction. Like Aaron, many Christians today are worshipping the god of silver, gold and various things made by God, or even man-made, such as certificates, fashion, electronics, and human beings.

Are there men and organizations you would rather obey than God? If you have erred, repent now. Be on your guard and hold fast to the truth of God’s word, because, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10). My child, please beware of peer pressure.

QUOTE: Beware of peer pressure.

CHALLENGE: Stand for the truth always.

PRAYER: Lord, keep me through to the very end.

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)