When Moses came down from Mount Sinai holding the two tablets of stones written by God's hands, he may not have expected to see what he saw. Right at the foot of the mountain, he smashed the two tablets into pieces. His reactions reveal his understanding of the impact of the Israelites sins against God.
This scene mirrors our lives. When we turn against the one who cares for us, the who has loved us, we set ourselves up for punishment as individuals or a nation. The golden calf may be irrelevant today, but God's Word is still relevant. As we rely on God's grace through Christ, we should desire to be more like Jesus!