No Other Gods
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.
There are dozens of “little gods” in disguise in our lives, even if we are
Christians, worshipping the one true God.
People’s opinions, our money, appearance, family, friends or entertainment can
become other gods we put before God. The devil seeks to deceive us by trying
to make us believe that having other gods is limited to worship of another
deity instead of God.
God would not see fit to warn us about putting other gods before Him if there
were no other gods to be worried about. Nor would He tell us, as He does in
Deuteronomy 10:17, that He is the “God of gods and Lord of lords, the great
God, mighty and awesome....”
Who or what is receiving the glory in your life today? Who or what is most
important to you, and who or what do you seek to please above all else? If you
cannot answer “God” to all of these, then I challenge you to sort through your
Place Him at the center of your life and bring yourself back into alignment with
this blessed commandment.
- Jeremiah 25:6
- Deuteronomy 6:14
- Luke 10:27-28
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