The account of Israel’s exodus out of Egypt is amazing. Once this nation of slaves was freed by the hand of God, we find them gathered at the base of Mt. Sinai by God’s direction and appointment. From this mountain, God speaks to His people and gives to them His Law.
The first commandment is one of priority as God establishes a foundation for His people by declaring, “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3)
Before we learn other things about what God demands, we need to know who He is and who we are in relationship to Him. God goes on record by saying that He refuses to share worship that is rightly to be given to Him. (more…)