The lesson was about choosing to stand with God and the passage was Exodus 32:25-32. In this Moses was coming down after being on the mountain with God. As he came into camp, there was Aaron and the other Israelites dancing around with the golden calf.
Moses chastised Aaron for succumbing evils of idolatry. Moses was going through the camp in a rage. He took the golden calf, burnt it, ground it to do and made the children if Israel drink it.
This wasn’t enough to sway the shameful ways of the people.
Moses shouted, “WHOEVER IS ON THE SIDE OF THE LORD, LET HIM COME TO ME”.
Levi and all his sons came to stand with Moses. They then put on their swords and slew every brother, companion and neighbor, totaling 3000.
We are at that point in this nation.
We are a nation of false idols. Look at the kids. All they want is the newest, fastest, biggest screen phone, tablet, etc, etc, etc.
They have not a care about anyone or anything else other than themselves.
So I asked the kids in the class if they knew of someone taking a stand. They all shook their heads no.
So, I asked them about a stand that a small group of people took 237 years ago. Again, none knew.
So I explained about their fight for freedom. The stand that these patriots took against an oppressive government. Just like the Israelites did when Moses led them out of Egypt.
I then wound this into the Civil war and how the South was taking a stand against the oppressive Yankee regime located in the swamps of the Potomac.
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