Aaron was initially called to help Moses in fulfilling his assignment. And he was performing quite well. He was a great spokesman for Moses before Pharaoh. Later on, we see him holding up the hands of Moses to help Joshua win the battle against Amalek.
Before long, God saw his faithfulness and called him into the priests office. He became a “pastor” in today’s setting.
The next thing I read about Aaron really shocked me though. I see Aaron making an idol for the children of Israel. Hooooow???
How can a priest who is supposed to guide the people in the way of righteousness be the one leading them into sin. Something was definitely wrong with Aarons heart. Aaron loved his life.
Aaron knew if he rebuked the people, they could suddenly become enraged and stone him to death so he gave in to their desires and quickly made an idol for them to worship. The scriptures record that he even made them go naked. God was important to him but his own life was more important.
Later we see him plotting with Miriam to oppose Moses. God soon commands him to be stripped of his garments at Meribah and he dies for disobeying. Aaron was sanctified on the outside but his heart was not consecrated .
To succeed in your life’s assignment, outer consecration is not enough. There must be a consecration of the heart. People may be calling you “pastor, pastor” but that does not guarantee you will succeed in the purpose of God.
The bible never recorded that Aaron had any intimate relationship with God, yet he was popular among God’s people. He ended up a disappointment to heaven. God is looking for men who like Moses will leave everything to spend time with him on the mount (their personal altar).
Without sufficient and consistent relationship with God, you will fail in your assignment, I can promise you that. It is from your place of personal communion with God that He equips you to serve his people and the world.
ACTIVATION | GETTING PRACTICAL WITH IT
1. Spend personal time with God today. Make no excuses. See yesterday’s activation points if you have not yet started this
2. Pray and ask God to increase your hunger and thirst for intimacy with him
3. Tell God to spend time working on your heart, melting away every thorn and consecrating it into him alone