June 13, 2021

You shall have no other gods before me

Lower Case G
“You shall have no other gods before me”
Exodus 20:1-21

God loved us first and desires for us to love Him back!  

We love because He first loved us. – 1 John 4:19

We are likely to worship other gods.
Those “lower case g” gods influence our priorities, values, morality, and choices.  

Exodus 20:1-21

440 years between Genesis and Exodus 

Freedom without boundaries is slavery. (Galatians 5:1)

#1 Commandment = Have no other gods “besides” me

Some of the literal gods in the time of Moses: Ashterah, Baal, Molech, Chemosh

Different gods represented different things: Fame, Money, Pleasure, Comfort, Fertility, Power

Why do we not live free when God has set us free?
Fear of the unknown
Habits that I won’t/don’t want to give up
My life is really not that bad; slavery isn’t really that bad – it’s what I know
Lie that I cannot really change

Is there a lower case “g” god that is standing in the way of you loving the one true God the way that you should?