Are you breaking the first?


Now what do I mean by this question?
It’s very simple. Are we breaking the first commandment and not even realizing it.
Exodus 20: 2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
What is the definition of word “god?”
God – from Merriam-Webster it is defined as: 1 capitalized : the supreme or ultimate reality: as a : the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe b Christian Science : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind
2: a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically : one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality
3: a person or thing of supreme value
4: a powerful ruler
It also states this: a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and that can affect nature and the lives of people : one of various spirits or beings worshipped in some religions
: a person and especially a man who is greatly loved or admired
Wow – “a person and especially a man who is greatly loved or admired.”
That definition is a stick of dynamite into true faith.
People have in recent elections been creating temporal “gods” and allowing them to do as they please; without question or conflict. So there the first commandment is definitely being broken by millions. As is reinforced by the fourth definition: “a powerful ruler.”
The definition of love and admiration can also be applied to celebrates and as you watch and listen to how many of them act. That is how they see themselves as well, and if you do not agree with them they look down upon as if you are nothing.
In Oxford Dictionaries I find this definition: “An adored, admired, or influential person: ‘he has little time for the fashion victims for whom he is a god’”
“A thing accorded the supreme importance appropriate to a god: ‘don’t make money your god’”
Whenever you get reverence to anything or anyone other than the Creator of the universe you are in essence breaking the first commandant. That can include yourself.
If you do not place God at the core of your daily existence. Turning and placing all upon Him you are relying upon yourself and so consider yourself greater than God. So you are worshipping yourself. This is why God dislikes those that say they are of the “church,” but more times acting as if they are of the world than as a child of God. This is having another god before God and that “god” is you.
Ponder that for a while.

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