Week 8: What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?

 

What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?

Deuteronomy 6:13-14
Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you.

Answer
First, that we know God as the only true God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence.

Prayer
Lord God, you commanded that we should have no other gods before you—that you alone should be our Lord and God. We should put all our trust in you, be thankful to you, love you, fear you, and obey you. But, dear Father, we have broken your law and trusted in other things. Please forgive us our idolatry and help us to have no other God but you. Help us to know and love your holy name, Word, and truth. Amen.