|This is a feast to the LORD who brought us out of Egypt!|
Aaron sincerely put the LORD God into his idolatry of the golden calf, and the people happily declared, "These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt... To morrow is a feast to the LORD."
Like so many are clamouring to put Christ back into Christmas (they realized there was no Christ in the pagan Christmas); they sincerely dedicate a festival of pagan origin to Christ Jesus, claiming that it is all for His glory and honour.
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
It was a feast dedicated to the LORD, unto His honour and glory; they sincerely intended that. How pious of! But what was the LORD's response?
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.