When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.” So Aaron said, “Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters, and bring them to me.” All the people took the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron. Then Aaron took the gold, melted it down, and molded it into the shape of a calf. When the people saw it, they exclaimed, “O Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of the land of Egypt!”
Exodus 32:1‭-‬4 NLT

Aaron was Moses’ brother and right hand man. He saw and even participated in all the miracles, wonders, and plagues that God performed.

Now, after the Israelites have been freed from Egypt, he’s experiencing pressure to please people. He desires to please the people so much until he forgets all the major wonders God performed and builds a calf for them. One would think after seeing God destroy Egypt first hand, you would want to do right by Him.

From taking a shot, to spending the night at his or her house, to unwisely spending budgeted money on a vacation with your friends, there are going to be temptations to please people rather than pleasing God.

Pleasing God should be our priority. We may lose some friends or the approval of people, but pleasing God should be the goal. Don’t get pressured to please others. Please God instead.