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Let me take you over to Dr. Martin Luther’s perspective on this. He says, “What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do and husband and wife love and honor each other.” Obviously in our society today, people get very far afield from this. Drawing back to a pure and decent life. Living a chaste life would be another way of saying it. Do not commit adultery. God intend
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10 Commandments - First Commandment

Hi, Jason Pankau here, with another video devotional to help you walk in the Lord today. We’re in our series, this is going to be number two in the series looking at the Ten Commandments. The last one was just an intro, so this is actually going to be looking at the very First Commandment. And I’m just going to continue forth, he said, and this is by the way found in Deuteronomy chapter 5 in the 6th verse, “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 idol 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 fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to thousands who love me and keep my commandments”.

Ok, so this is obviously the first and most important of the Ten Commandments. And basically, what does this mean? God is first. There is one God and there are no other gods. And it’s wonderful, and in your bible, it’s probably just like mine “I am the Lord your God”, capital ‘G’ God, “who brought you out of Egypt, out of land of slavery. You shall have no other gods” small ‘g’ gods “before me”. You know, when I think about it, we can go into a long list of ways in which we are tempted to make other things our god. To worship, whether it’s money, or fame, or you name it. To bow down, and look again, he tried to bring a little bit more clarity to that, “do not make any idols”, so it makes you think of American Idol and all this kind of thinking. So there is no other thing or person, that you will see as the source of all life, as the Creator, as the One to whom you will devote yourself. So how do we devote ourselves? “You shall not bow down to them or worship them”. So bowing down is a wonderful picture of worship. I like to talk about this in terms of submitting to authority. When we submit, we place ourselves underneath the authority of another. So what God is saying here, is submit to me and to me only, as the source of real life. Live by faith in me, in my guidance and my power and my provision for your life. That’s what it means to make me your God. Jesus, for example, is our Lord and our Savior. He is our God. There is one God in three persons, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, all fully God.


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