No Other Gods (Deuteronomy 5:1-7)
Delivered By
Pastor Michael Daugherty
Delivered On
June 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Central Passage
Deuteronomy 5:1-7
Subject
The 10 Commandments: Relevant or Not?
Description

The 10 Commandments are a summary of God’s requirements for His people. They are Israel’s obligation of the covenant. Ultimately, the 10 Commandments point us to God’s character and help us align our character with His. The first 4 commandments all tell us how to love God. They help us with our vertical relationship. 

And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them

Obedience matters to God.

2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 Not with our fathers did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. 4 The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, 5 while I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. 6 “ ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 7 “ ‘You shall have no other gods before me.

  • God is worthy of our love.

God said no other gods. I am all that you need. I am your God.

  • God require absolute faithfulness of my people.

The 1st Commandment is the most important. It’s the tone setter. If you get this one right the others are going to fall into place

  • God deserves our exclusive worship.

Every aspect of our life is to be dominated by our relationship to God. That’s what exclusive worship means.

So now the question remains are the 10 Commandments still relevant. Absolutely. We know the obligation to have no other Gods still applies to us.

First, since the commandments reflect God’s character then by nature they are still applicable because God is unchanging.

Second, we know that we are to keep God’s commandments because of what Jesus says in John 15.

Third, in direct relation to the first commandment Jesus says in Matthew 22:37-38