Sunday, June 24, 2012

"You shall have no other gods before Me."

I believe this commandment has a lot of arms and legs to it. First of all, God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5), and He hates it when His creation follow false gods. Think about when the Israelites followed other gods instead of the One who saved them? Or King Solomon when he started worshipping other gods instead of the One who gave him wisdom!

The word "god" has several different meanings.

1.  The creator and ruler of the universe and source of all moral authority; the supreme being.
  • 2. A superhuman being or spirit worshiped as having power over nature or human fortunes; a deity.

  • 3. An image, idol, animal, or other object worshiped as divine or symbolizing a god

  • 4. Used as a conventional personification of fate
    • - he dialed the number and, the gods relenting, got through at once

  • 5. An adored, admired, or influential person
    • - he has little time for the fashion victims for whom he is a god

  • 6.  A thing accorded the supreme importance appropriate to a god

                   - don't make money your god

    Now, for the second "arm and leg" look at the definition #6. The example they gave I thought was very interesting; "Don't make money your god." It's true, do you love something or feel more passionate about something other than God? If you live for food, games, TV, money or something like that then you may be putting that in higher importance than God.

    I myself have had many problems with this in my life, and I have put worldly and man-made objects and entertainment before God.

    Don't put other things in the place of God, instead, follow the Lord full-heartily, and believe that He is the only One to make you Whole!

    God bless,

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