What will rob you of the presence of God in your life?
1. Direct Disobedience (32:7)
(I John 4:13; Rom. 8:16; Eph. 4:30; I Thess. 5:19)
When you grieve and quench the Spirit, God ceases to be real to you.
John 14:21-24- clear connection between your relationship to God and your keeping of His commandments.
There are plenty of religious leaders who will give you a pass to disobey God.
2. Divided Devotion (32:4)
They deliberately fashioned an idol.
Is there something you love more, fear more, serve more or trust more than Almighty God?
“God's throne is not a duplex”
3. Displaced Dependence (32:7-8)
They gave credit to their idols for bringing them up out of Egypt.
People forget to acknowledge what God has done and start to exalt themselves.
4. Determined Defiance (32:9)
“They are a stiff-necked people.”
We do not want the discomfort of turning in the direction God is calling us to go.