No Idols (Deuteronomy 5:8-10)
Delivered By
Pastor Michael Daugherty
Delivered On
June 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
Deuteronomy 5:8-10
The 10 Commandments: Relevant or Not?

Review: When properly interpreted and applied the Ten Commandments help us align our character with His. When Israel obeyed the 10 Commandments to the fullest they reflected God’s character to the lost world around them just as we will if we are careful to obey them. The first 4 commandments tell us how to love God.

We know the obligation to have no other gods still applies to us

  1. Since the commandments reflect God’s character then by nature they are still applicable because God is unchanging.
  2. Jesus tells us that obedience matters in John 15.
  3. Jesus explicitly confirms the 1st Commandment in Matthew 22:37-38

8 “ ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 9 You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. -Deuteronomy 5:8-10

  • The created cannot be substituted for the creator. The created can never be substituted for the creator.
  • God is jealous for His people.
  • Idolatry has an uncanny way of becoming multigenerational. We are always one generation away from not passing on our faith.
  • God promises that those who love Him and demonstrate their love for Him by keeping His commandments will be shown the His steadfast love.

Application: 5 idols of our day.

  1. Love
  2. Acceptance
  3. Success
  4. Children
  5. Comfort

1 John 1:9-10 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."