“God's Top Ten: No Other Gods”
Why study the Ten Commandments?
The Ten Commandments are given to an already-rescued people
The “zeroth” commandment (Exodus 20:2)
We are to have no other gods “before” God
He is supreme among the gods?
(Exodus 12:12; 15:11; 18:10-11)
He is the only God?
(2 Kings 19:18; Genesis 1; 1 Corinthians 8:4-5
cf. Deuteronomy 6:4)
To serve other gods is like cheating on your spouse or disowning your spouse
Jesus, who upholds the first commandment, wants us to serve him above all else.
Luke 4:8; 14:26
1 Corinthians 8:4-6 cf. Deuteronomy 6:4
(with thanks to Kevin DeYoung)
- Whom do you praise?
- Whom do you count on when in need?
- Whom do you thank?