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Commandment 1: Thou shalt have no other gods before me (9/17/07)

Memory Peg
some people make money their god


1. Biblical review question:
What character from the Bible broke this Commandment and what consequences did s/he face for this rebellion?

2. Self-reflective question:
How have you been personally affected by this Commandment?

4 comments:

DA Wagners said...
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DA Wagners said...

I think most Americans struggle with this one. We have so many distractions, and the media is constantly pulsing ungodly themes through the airway. I feel like I really have to cut myself off from most media to not be influenced. I want to put God first; but if I really think about it, I don't. I know throughout the day my mind is usually focused on other things (husband, kids, responsibilities, entertainment, worry, etc.). I'm struggling to find a way to put God in the middle of all those things so that when I do think about them, they automatically point me towards God. I forget sometimes that God wants to be included in EVERY aspect of my life. I need to put Him first so that I can accomplish the plan He set out for me.

ex animo said...

That is a very good point da wagners. I can say "God is my 1 true God" but what do my actions say. My actions tell me I spend more time on other (insignificant) things than with God. It would be interesting to keep a running log of my daily activities and see the reality of where my time is spent.

Anonymous said...

1. Aaron broke the First Commandment when the people got restless waiting for Moses to return. They brought him gold and told him to make them gods. He fashioned a calf out of the gold and the people worshiped it. The Lord sent a plague on the people as punishment.

2. I myself have broken this Commandment in the past. I have believed in God for a long time and always considered myself a Christian. But, I was very accepting of the metaphysical and alternative “faiths”. During this period of my life, I read books written by a woman who considers herself to be a shaman. I was very drawn to this person and even wrote her a letter many years ago. She wrote me back and I began to feel like I should meet this woman-that she had something to teach me. After I moved to Corpus Christi, the opportunity presented itself and I was going to travel to Austin to meet her at an expo of sorts.

Well, God made sure that did not happen and my car broke down. I have since realized that you cannot serve our perfect God and embrace anything other than the Word. You can be sympathetic and understanding, yes, but I had crossed that line and was confused. I am so grateful that God set me straight!
- Cheryl