This morning in Exodus, I read of Moses’ trips up and down Mt. Sinai, dwelling in the presence of the Lord. In response to the commands that Moses receives from the Lord, the people say, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” (Ex. 24:7.). We know, through reading the rest of the Old Testament, that these words were not so simply lived out.
Something in their lives was not fully submitted to the Lord…maybe it was because they were impatient about getting to their destination. Maybe they’d become too comfortable living in Egypt, or maybe, they just got tired of a God they couldn’t see, so in the case of the Golden Calf, they replaced Him with one they could see.
This morning, I reflect on how it’s easy to say we’ll be obedient and do everything the Lord says and how there’s a huge disconnect between believing it in our hearts and believing it enough to do it. The other night with the teens we talked about how a disciple isn’t just someone who believes their teacher, it is someone who follows the teacher’s example and does as the teacher does.
So a logical question is, “Where in my life are my actions not lining up with my beliefs, and am I going to change my beliefs to fit my actions or change my actions to fit my beliefs?”