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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

No other gods before Me (Exo 20)

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Have you ever read through the Ten Commandments and naively thought, I'm doing pretty good!



In Exodus 20, God gives us the 10 Commandments. I remember the first time I read them and naively thought I was doing pretty well.


But now, I can't even get passed the first commandment, Exodus 20:3, "You shall have no other gods before Me."


How often do I allow meaningless things to come before my quiet time, my worship, and my prayer?


If Jesus is truly my Lord God, why am I allowing distractions to come first and rob me of my time with Him, my source of joy, strength, and peace?


Could it be that our spiritual health is a lot like our physical health? It's easy to get fat and lazy and then wonder why we don't feel good. But as we start exercising, eating right, and getting enough sleep, we feel energized and healthy again.


Dear Lord, Please help me protect my time with You, my focus on You, my worship and praise for You. Lord, I know what it feels like to be spiritually fat and lazy. Please help me stay spiritually healthy so that I am ready and able to serve You, today and every day.


Jan Weihl

Living Word Ministries




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