Exodus 32 – Failure and Renewal

Today we continue our series on Exodus: The Forming of the People of God. This week we are looking at Exodus 32; the story of the people’s failure to live up to the covenant they had just made.  Left to their own devices the people ask for a god they can see and end up creating a golden calf to worship. Moses is forced to intercede on behalf of the people and to seek God’s forgiveness for their failure. When God is ‘absent’ from our lives, what do we create to fill that gap?