When in Doubt, Follow the Instructions.
God’s Commands are Blueprints for Building Our Lives.
The Ten Commandments are Cliffs Notes on the Old Testament.
Three Observations from Last Week:
- God’s Goodness Always Precedes His Commands (Exodus 19:4; Exodus 20:1; Romans 5; Ephesians 2)
- God’s Commands Always Proceed from his Character (Exodus 20:1).
- God’s Laws Always Provide for a Well–Constructed Life (Exodus 19:5-6; Exodus 20:1 ff).
Commandment #1: Put God First (Exodus 20:1-3)
Recalibration of our Consciences where
God is our Reference Point
What Does it Mean to Put God First?
F – We Must Put God First in our Focus
I – We Must Put God First in our Income
R – We Must Put God First in our Relationships
S – We Must Put God First in our Security
T – We Must Put God First in our Time
Do You Put God First?
Will You Allow Him to be the Reference Point by which You Recalibrate all of your life?
Last week, we began a series of lessons on the Ten Commandments entitled, How to Build a Life. The Ten Commandments are a summarized version of how God expects us to construct our lives. God’s word is a blueprint for how to build happy and successful lives. Our introductory lesson came from Exodus 19 where we learned the context of God giving the Ten Commandments. We observed that 1) God’s goodness always precedes his commands; 2) God’s commands always proceed from his character; and 3) God’s laws always provide for a well-constructed life.
This week, we will examine the first commandment: Put God First. This is how God said it,
Exodus 20:1-3 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
I’ll say more in my lesson. Join us for this series.