“And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, ‘Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.’ And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, ‘Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written.’ And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book. Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, Mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.’ And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.” Exodus 32:30-35 (KJB)
Moses had gone up the mountain at the LORD’S call. When he came back down, after the LORD had revealed to him that there was sin going on in the camp of Israel; he found Aaron had built a golden calf. It was probably similar to what the Egyptians had built. This was a transgression of the Law; the Ten Commandments they had received not long before.
The result of this transgression; this sin?
- Fellowship with God was broken.
- Moses laid his own life down for the sake of the people that could have damned his own soul’s eternity.
- The people had to pay for their own sin, because Moses was not really an adequate redeemer.
The LORD does visit our sin. He has, however, provided a Redeemer, and His name is Jesus. The only way your name will be blotted out of His book is if you refuse His redemption that is through the death of Jesus on the cross, His burial, and His resurrection.