Read Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Praise the Lord!
Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good;
his love is eternal.
2 Who can tell all the great things he has done?
Who can praise him enough?
3 Happy are those who obey his commands,
who always do what is right.
4 Remember me, Lord, when you help your people;
include me when you save them.
5 Let me see the prosperity of your people
and share in the happiness of your nation,
in the glad pride of those who belong to you.
6 We have sinned as our ancestors did;
we have been wicked and evil.
19 They made a gold bull calf at Sinai
and worshipped that idol;
20 they exchanged the glory of God
for the image of an animal that eats grass.
21 They forgot the God who had saved them
by his mighty acts in Egypt.
22 What wonderful things he did there!
What amazing things at the Red Sea!
23 When God said that he would destroy his people,
his chosen servant, Moses, stood up against God
and prevented his anger from destroying them.
"They exchanged their Glory for an image of a bull, which eats grass."
- Psalm 106:20
The people made an image of what they called God - but it was wholey inadequate.
Lord, let me not settle for ideas of you that are way too small.