These chapters show us a dichotomy of leadership. On the one hand we have Aaron, and Moses on the other hand. First, Aaron is someone who is quick to give in to the desires of the people, instead of standing up for what is right. He is easily persuaded and wants to keep the people happy. The end result? Aaron constructs the golden calf and allows the people to violate the second commandment. Then we have Moses. Moses is someone who stands for God’s righteousness, seeks the Lord for wisdom, and intercedes on behalf of the people. He isn’t willing to tolerate Israel’s sin at all. But, for as much as he hates their sin, he has compassion and begs the Lord’s mercy on their behalf.
Which qualities do you see in yourself? Are you more like Aaron or Moses? What about your spiritual leaders? Wich leadership style do they exhibit?
What kind of leader are you?