By Jesse Nicholson on
2/24/2011 12:34 PM
When you hear the phrase, “draw a line in the sand,” what comes to your mind? I see that phrase as a “tough guy” kind of a metaphor. When a line is drawn in the sand it means that you have a decision to make. It means that you will need to make a courageous decision that comes with a high price. It may cost you your life.
Such was the case in Exodus 32. The Israelites were frustrated at the length of time Moses was up on the mountain. They turned to their leader Aaron who thought quickly of a way to assuage their anger—make an idol. So many things are wrong with both their decision making and Aaron’s. First, no one thought of praying when they were frustrated. Second, they forgot the God who delivered them from the hands of the Egyptians (Pharaoh’s workload and the Egyptian army). Then no one questioned Aaron’s decision to make a golden calf. Was there not one man who would do right?
We live in a politically correct society today. We fear the consequences of what the world might think...