The Covenant Broken and Renewed

“The Israelite’s commitment to the terms of God’s covenant was apparently more a matter of emotion than of sincere dedication, for with Moses gone up into the mountain only a month, the people ask Aaron to give them a tangible god to worship — an idol.  God’s response is one of anger, and moses must intercede on behalf of the people.  Moses’ own reaction is also one of anger, as is witnessed by his responses to this disheartening turn of events.  yet God is forgiving and, with firm repetition of his laws, he agrees to renew the covenant.”

Read Exodus 32, 33, 34:1-16 and 34:27-35

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.