‘ Thou shalt have no other Gods before me” Do you mean to tell me that there are other Gods? Why would God say this if there were no other Gods? To answer the question we must know the definition of God. It is a being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith, a being of supernatural powers or attributes. Any person or thing to which excessive attention is given.
There is only one God, Many believe that one God could not control everything, therefore they gave credit to made up Gods. They thought their were sea gods, the one that control the sea, sun god the one that control the sun, earth god one that control the fertility of vegetation, god of war one that gave you victory over war.
God controls everything, so when your boss give you a raise, it was God, when your child get off of drugs it was not the 12 step program it was God, when your Husband loves you unconditional it is God, yes you went to school and made good grades, but it was God that allowed you to land that dream job, yes you are pretty and handsome but it was God the reason why you got the man or woman of your dreams. How do I know it was God? because I have seen the person with a 2.0 grade avg. make more money than the 4.0 student , I have seen beauty and the beast get married. I have seen the guy that was short and they said he was to short to play basketball become a superstar, I have seen the kids that were voted most likely to fail become a success story, I have seen a black man become president of the united states, now a woman maybe president and if that happens, it will be God doing it, Let God be God, for real. What do I mean? We say one thing and our actions says another, this is what happen to Sarah and Abraham, they loved God, but they became there own God they thought that they had the power to control there destiny, they thought that God did not have the power to allow them to have a baby in there old age, God had promise Abraham a son, but time was passing by, whoever heard of a 100 year old man and 80 year old woman having a baby. There is nothing to hard for the real God, do you know that the real God is not bound by time, He made time, God can freeze time, He will let you catch up to your blessings, He said that your latter days will be better than your former days, He will give you double for your trouble, you can have a 20 year bad marriage and God will stop time and let you experience in one year more than you did in 20 years, make you forget about the bad times, but you have to let God be God. Sarah and Abraham became there own god and Abraham had a baby with the maid, this was not Gods plan, the real God step in and said let me show you the real God, I know you are 100 in real time, but I am God lets go back to the future when you were 25 years old, yes I can do that because I am the real deal, just like coke the real thing. You see no idol made of wood or stone is God. idols are deaf,dumb, blind and powerless. We serve a living God, a God that sees all and know all, God has already said that I know the plans for your life, my plans are to prosper you and not harm you, but we harm ourselves by not letting God be God, we are so impatient we want it yesterday we live in a microwave society, we want sex without putting a ring on it, we want fast money without working, we want a baby without carrying it for 9 months. We can not force Gods hands, our crisis is not an emergency for God, He does not have a deadline, its never to late for God to turn your life around, Lazarus was dead for 4 days and Jesus took His sweet time getting there why? because He was going to let God be God and God raise Lazarus from the dead, if we let God be God, He will raise our money from the grave, raise our dead love life from the grave, raise our sadness into joy. let the true God be your real God. Let Him who is God by Nature function as God in Fact, Let God come off the pages of the bible, not in theory but in practicality. Now this is what the first commandment is all about. The reality of God, the sovereignty of God, and the claims of God are all to be found in this first of the Ten Commandments. This Commandment is first because all the others are meaningless apart from it. It simply says that you must have the right God, and He must have first place in our life. He is the great I AM, He is the one that brought His people out of Egypt. He alone cared enough for them to choose them to be his own and He alone delivered and protected them. for all of this, He declares that He alone deserves to be worshipped and reverenced. No one can serve two masters. We can not serve God and material things( The rich young ruler found this to be true, Matthew 19:16-26) He turned away from Christ because he could not part with his wealth, what is turning you away from becoming close to Christ? what is consuming most of your time? We can not let that become our God because that or they can not do what God can and will do, Because He is the real thing. We must be carful not to become our own God. Samson god was himself( Judges 14-16) his pride and self worship led to his downfall. He was so confident in his own abilities that he believed he no longer needed God. He served himself and his priorities making them his idols. He was more concerned with revenge and his eyesight than with Gods plan for his people. In the book of Kings 18:27 Elijah challenged Baal to a duel. There god failed because he was a dead wood god, Elijah sad your god must be asleep, or he is to busy or traveling maybe we need to wake your god up, you can scream at a piece of wood but it can not hear you. Our God the real God is never to busy, never asleep, I saw a bill board that said ‘ You can sleep because we never go to sleep, this was an alarm company, we can all sleep because we have the real thing, as Ray Charles said for coke, you got the real thing baby.