Exodus 20:3 ESV
You shall have no other gods before me.
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You are to avoid trusting in another god or what may take the place of God in your life: possession, attitude, etc.
Commandment #1: "You shall have no other gods before Me." (Exodus 20:3)
This is one commandment most of us do not think we ever break. We tend to imagine an idol worshipper lying prostrate before a carved image. Yet, the command is much broader than that. An
No Other Gods
What does it mean when God says, Do not worship any other gods besides me?
Not Number One, the Only One
In this excerpt from the Bible study Gods Way, J. D. Greear shares four diagnostic questions to help you determine what you worship.
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What is the definition of idolatry?
What is the definition of idolatry? Why is idolatry so strongly condemned in the Bible?
What the Bible Says about Idols - Daily Devotion
An idol is any person, object or activity you give a higher priority in your life than a relationship with God. An idol can be your home, your job, a vehicle, a relationship, or even your family. An idol can be a pet, a computer, or what you look at on that computer. An idol can ...
Commandment #2: "You shall not make for yourself a carved image." (Exodus 20:4)
The second commandment shows the natural outgrowth of an individual who has no longer loved the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37). Consider
Four Questions for Obeying the First Commandment
You shall have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3). Nine commandments proscribe (or prescribe) certain actions for Gods people. The first commandment, however, is unique in that it regulates a certain relationship between God and his people. Biblical morality is predicated upon...
Why was the worship of Baal and Asherah a constant struggle for the Israelites?
Why was the worship of Baal and Asherah a constant struggle for the Israelites? What did Baal worship involve? Why were the Israelites so often abandoning the worship of the Lord and instead turning to Baal and Asherah?