Discussion Questions Exodus 32-34
1. The Golden Calf Incident
· What are your initial thoughts and feelings about the Israelites making a golden calf to worship? How does it relate to modern idolatry?
· In what ways do we sometimes rush into making decisions without seeking God's guidance, like Aaron and the Israelites did with the calf?
· Reflect on times when impatience or fear has led you to compromise your faith. How can we learn from these mistakes?
2. Moses' Intercession
· What can we learn from Moses' bold intercession on behalf of the Israelites? How can we apply this principle of intercession in our own lives?
· How does Moses' willingness to stand in the gap for the people reflect God's character of mercy and grace?
· Discuss the importance of having spiritual leaders who are willing to intercede for their communities or congregations.
3. The Revelation of God's Glory
· What do you think it would have been like to witness the glory of God as Moses did on Mount Sinai?
· In what ways does the revelation of God's character and glory in this passage impact our understanding of God today?
· How can we seek to encounter God's presence and glory in our personal lives and in our worship as a community?
4. The New Covenant
· How does the renewal of the covenant in Exodus 34 demonstrate God's faithfulness and desire for a relationship with His people?
· What are the key elements of this new covenant, and how do they foreshadow the New Testament and Jesus' sacrifice?
· How can we live in light of this new covenant today? What does it mean to have God's law written on our hearts?
5. The Importance of Waiting on God
· Discuss the significance of the 40 days and nights that Moses spent on Mount Sinai. How does waiting on God play a role in our faith journey?
· Share personal experiences of waiting on God and how it has shaped your relationship with Him.
· How can we develop patience and trust in God's timing, especially in a culture that often values instant gratification?
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