Read Exodus 29-32
Apostasy in the Priesthood: gathers gold for an idol to please the people, to meet their demands.
The people were impatient and wanted something tangible. Uncomfortable with faith.
TRUE Priesthood: builds something for God to inhabit and pulls away from the people to hear God correctly and properly lead the people according to the design of God, from the very finger of God!
Apostasy : makes the golden calf idol and claims it as their source for what only Yahweh could have done—deliver them from Egypt. Further sin is calling the idolatry a festival for Yahweh—
TRUE PRIESTHOOD: when the people do not honor God Moses intercedes for the people, he is willing to the point of personal loss
Moses says blot me out and foreshadows the selfless love and sacrifice of our current high priest!
JESUS is perfect in devotion to God, and offers his life for us, what a gift of grace!
JESUS mediation between God and man: 1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.