[The Glory Unveiled]
When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. ( Exodus 32:19 )
In fighting evil and monsters, it is said that one must be careful not to become like one of them. Sometimes, unknown to us, we try to invent good with evil. You know better, “two wrongs do not make a right”. Like many of us, God’s servant, Moses also came to that crossroad where out of zeal for God and anger, tried to correct evil in the strength of the flesh. But John 6:63, says the strength of the flesh conveys nothing profitable. So Moses disapproved of what the people were doing in the Camp, but failed to realize that what could (if anything at the time) help them overcome their thirst for idol worship and sin was the commandments on the tablet. So instead of giving them the tablet as the remedy for the spiritual sickness; idolatry, he broke it. Many of us may find ourselves in that same spot where the man of God, Moses found himself. He meant good; he had good intents. He wanted the people to love God and the things of God as much as he did. But we must watch out for the tendency to replace one evil with another. The law that could save the people was broken by Moses because he felt bad for what they were doing but did not realize that his own actions should not be on the strength of emotions. Anger can be very destructive. So while we desire God and zealous fire for his work, we must be zealous with knowledge and reverence.
Prayer_Bead: Father of glory, thank you for opening my mind to the possibility of losing you in zealous pursuit of you without knowledge. Give knowledge and grace to my zeal.
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