The First Commandment–Idolatry

This sermon begins to strictly analyze the First Commandment itself, seeking to show what it means to have no other gods, and also explaining the various understandings of the words “before Me.”  All of them ultimately point to the same thing, that we are to have no other object to which religious devotion is rendered, nor are we permitted to put anything of this life ahead of God, His glory, His service, and His worship.  Understanding the true spiritual depths of this commandment helps us to realize what sinners we are, and how great is our need for such a salvation as is provided for sinners in Jesus Christ.