Putting God First
Exodus 20:1-7 says
And God spoke all these words:
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
Our God is so worthy of all our honor, love and devotion, yet He gives us the ability to choose to do so, willingly. There is nothing more satisfying than living life with God at our center. Yet many times, we allow other things to settle in and become the focus of our worship.
When Jesus died on the cross for our sin and abolished the law, the Ten Commandments were not part of that abolishment. The focus of Father in our lives is preeminent. It must be first in the morning and last at night.
Setting aside time like during this season of prayer, fasting and personal devotion gets us more in tune with God. If things have gotten a bit out of place, we can put them back into alignment as we draw closer to God.
Is God the top priority in your life today? If not, what is taking His place? How can you restore Him to that place of honor He desires?
Keep up the good work. I continue to hear from many of you on how this is challenging how you have understood the introductory portions of the Torah. This fun exercise in reading everyone of Father’s words is changing folks’ lives!