Aaron and God's Grace

Apr 22, 2013
bible study, theology
A thought on how God used the very person who led His people to worship idols as His high priest.

While studying the book of Leviticus, I came across an observation that I had not considered before. Aaron, the very person who coordinated the creation of the golden calf and encouraged its worship in Exodus 32, is the person God appoints as the high priest. “Here the gracious forgiveness of God is most clear. Aaron, the chief sinner, is appointed chief mediator between God and the people.” 1

What an incredible demonstration of God’s grace and further encouragement that He uses the least of us to accomplish His great purposes.


  1. pg 1331. Wenham GJ 1988. Book of Leviticus in Elwell WA & Beitzel BJ (eds.). Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (vol 2), 1328-1334. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House. 

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