Commandments (2)

Today we will talk about the first two commandments. Both of these laws teach us about how we should worship God. These two commandments are found in Exodus 20:3-4. God said, “You must not worship any other gods except me. You must not make any idols. Don’t make any statues or pictures of anything up in the sky or of anything on the earth or of anything down in the water.”

God said in the first commandment that we should not worship any other gods. Many people around the world worship other gods. Usually these people bow down to a statue or a picture of their god. But anything that we think is more important than God can become a “god” to us. Maybe we worship our house, our car or our family. Those things can become our gods.

In the second commandment, God said that we should not make any idols. We should not worship any man-made statue or picture. But we can worship God in many ways — praying, singing, fellowshiping, and reading the Bible.

Why did God make these laws? Because He wants people to worship only Him. And God has promised to bless people who worship Him. Worship and serve the one true God today!