“You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:3
Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent, uncreated One, Himself the Source and Sustainer of all, is alone entitled to supreme reverence and worship. Man is forbidden to give to any other object the first place in his affections or his service. Whatever we cherish that tends to lessen our love for God or to interfere with the service due Him, that has become our god. To ensure our happiness and success, God must to be first, last, and best in our lives. This commandment requires unswerving loyalty to the God of Heaven.