The First Commandment
The first commandment is all about keeping the main thing the main thing. Only when we succeed here will the rest of life fall into place. What is the main thing? What is life all about? Putting God first. “You shall have no other gods before me.” Anytime something else comes before God, you have erected an idol and that’s not a good thing. Remember, God’s law flow out of God’s love for us. They are not meant to burden us but free us to a life sweeter than honey. When God says, “you shall have no other gods before me,” we should understand the obvious – things before God, idols, leave us empty and dead in the end.