Moses had been gone almost forty days on Mount Sinai. He went to receive God's Law, but the Israelites grew impatient and decided to forge their own god - one who they would not have to have faith in, since it was their own workmanship. Moses interceded on behalf of his people, for God's anger was great, but the sin of idolatry still had dire consequences. The commandments lay broken (literally) and a defiance towards God grew in the camp. This stiff-necked attitude would continue to afflict the Israelites, causing them to wander in the desert for forty years because they lacked faith. So much pain, so much unnecessary anguish, all because of a golden calf who in the end, couldn't even save itself from being destroyed. Based on Exodus 32.
16 x 20 in.
Acrylic on Canvas