No Other Gods…

Read: Exodus 19-21
Marked: Exodus 20:3, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

Any kingdom, government, or organization has laws or rules stipulating how to be a part of, and participate in its society. God’s Kingdom is no different. As citizens of the kingdom we recognize the supremacy of the King. But, that doesn’t always sit well with us.

God revealed Himself to the nation of Israel and made them His special treasure (Exodus 10:5). But later, we see they wanted more and asked for a king over them like the other nations (1 Samuel 8:5).

Over time men wanted power to control the king and governments came to be created. Still man wasn’t satisfied and wanted a say in government and democracy developed. But it still wasn’t enough.

Man still wants self determination, deciding who and what he will and won’t obey. And it all started with deciding that God wasn’t enough (Genesis 3:6). God spoke and we decided we knew better, wanted more, and wanting our own way.