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Day 7/80 – Israel’s golden calf idol

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Day 7/80 – Israel’s golden calf idol

As a ministry of Jeonju Antioch Church, AICF is following along with the main church’s 80-day Bible Reading Plan to close out 2020. Every day, follow along with the reading plan, a daily reflection, and meditation (writing in a spiritual journal) here on our website. We will be translating and using the main church’s plan from Korean to English here.

About the Reading

As most audio Bibles are an average of 75-hours in length, expect each daily reading to take between 45-60 minutes. For busy people who may not have time to sit down and read for that long, we will also provide links to audio versions, either on YouTube or elsewhere, that you can listen to throughout the day.


Day 7
Sunday, October 18

Exodus 30 – Leviticus 1

Israel’s golden calf idol

1. Pray

Let us not approach the steep cliffs of sin and come into jeopardy. Rather, let us always stand honestly before God who forgives our sins and transgressions.

2. Key verses

  • Exodus 32:2-4 Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. 4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.”

3. Scripture Reading

Exodus 30-Leviticus 1

4. Reflection

The Hebrew word ‘eggel‘, translated as calf, is a word that was used indirectly in the ancient world as a derogatory term. At the same time, cows were seen as a footrest for ancient gods. So, the created golden calf is evidence of a deliberate denunciation of God as being “very trivial and trampled upon.” In other words, the case of the golden calf is a situation in which the people declared war on God saying that they would rather sacrifice to it and be satisfied with it, and not allow God to interfere or intervene in how they lived.

5. Writing a spiritual journal

After reading today’s text, write down the will of God that you came to realize, the passage that moved you, or what you decided to do and how you want to put it into practice.

6. Check off today’s reading on the reading table

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