"Thou shalt have no other gods before me...Thou shalt not bow down to them, not serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God..." Exodus 20:3,5
The Lord is speaking today.
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me," is the first commandment. If we can get this we would be a very blessed people. Many, unintentionally, have been serving other gods. These gods are simply whomever or whatever takes up the majority of your time and thoughts.
What do you spend your time doing or thinking about? Do you spend your day focused on a certain person (obsessively)? Then they are your god. Do you spend most of your day thinking about your job? Then that is your god. Do you spend most of your day thinking about how to make money? Then money is your god. Do you spend your day thinking about your car, your title, your position, eating, drinking, gambling, drugs, sex? Then that is your god.
You may say, "I do not have other gods. I spend my days in the church and doing my Father's work." Well it is time for you to ask God to search your heart. Why do you do what you do? Is it simply to build the kingdom of God, and to glorify Him? Or do you want recognition? Do you want people to tell you how great you are and how much you have done? Would you continue to do God's work if noone knew about it but you and God? Perhaps the church (people's praise) is your god.
Get rid of your gods today. God is moving in the hearts of His people, and He is doing a shifting in the body of Christ. If you are preoccupied with the things of this world and pleasing people, you will miss the shifting He is doing in your life. This does not mean that the people and things that you think about are not important, it means that if you really acknowledge God as God, He will direct every area of your life.
He will show you how to be the husband you should be; He will show you how to be the wife you should be; the child you should be; the employee you should be; the employer you should be; the servant you should be; the minister you should be; the student you should be; the parent you should be; the steward you should be;...God will direct you in every area of your life, if you seek Him, pray, study His Word and acknowledge Him as the One and Only True God.
"In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. " Proverbs 3:6
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33
Get rid of your gods, they are hindering you from being who God called you to be!! And God says He is 'a jealous God'...He will not take seconds to your others gods. Remember God can take away your other gods, if you do not give them their proper place. The only thing that makes them a god is how much importance you give them in your life.
There is Only One True God.
"See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with me; I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand." Deuteronomy 32:39