Mixed Drink, Anyone?

And he took the calf the people had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. (Exodus 32:20 NIV)
Moses ground up gold and made the Israelites drink it. That’s a horrible mixed drink. I thought cough medicine was bad.
Sometimes it takes swallowing our pride to get rid of our idols.
Sometimes we have to get over ourselves before we can get over our sins.
Moses destroyed the Israelite’s idol, but it didn’t stop there. Then he made them drink their idol. What.
Maybe if he destroyed the idol and left it there, the people would remake it one day.
Maybe he just wanted to see people choke on the thing they worshipped.
Or maybe they had to give themselves up before they could truly give up their idol.
We have to give up our life to Christ before we can truly give up our idols.
Christ is the only thing that can take away our idols. We may have to drink our pride, but Christ will revive our life.

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