The 1st Commandment

“You shall have no other gods before me.”

What does this 1st of the 10 Commandments mean?

How do you live it out in your life?

It relates to its inverted meaning in what Jesus said in Matthew 22 when the rich young ruler asked Him which commandment was the greatest and Jesus said ‘love the LORD God with ALL your heart, soul, mind and strength’.

Our God is a caring, emotional person who deserves to be first and foremost. Nothing before Him. We are commanded NOT to worship anyone or anything other than He.

Our hearts were made to worship. If we don’t love and worship the God of the Bible we will by default worship something false and unfullfilling. The best way to avoid false worship is to lean into the Word with accompanying Spiritual disciplines. We spend time and talk about who and what we love.

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