Sunday, January 8, 2017

The First Commandment

Exodus 20:3  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Recently I read an article by Greg Wilkerson in which he suggested that there is a deeper meaning in this commandment than I had thought.  For the most part I took it to be a straightforward command that we hold nothing above or more important than God.  And this is not wrong.  But beyond that to "have no other gods before me" suggests that God does not want to see our idols.  Money, friendships, spouses, family, ambition, may all become gods in our lives if we rank them above our love for God, and He does not want to see that!

Let Him see your abiding love for Him.

Everything flows to us through our love for Him, which is our response to His love for us.

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