“You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3).
In an age of diversity, tolerance, and political correctness, to speak exclusively that One would stand out among the crowd condemning all others beside as false, lifeless, and insignificant is seen as intolerant. So it is with God who has no respect for other gods. None other is to be worshiped than the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ. What is most difficult to many is to understand the effect of original sin. None had access because of man’s nature as sinners. When sin is ignored then the need for a Savior is unnecessary. But thanks be to God, a provision was made through the death of His own Son that we might be redeemed! Idolatry is the pursuit of a god that is either after Him or in place of Him. He must stand alone if He is to be worshiped. Renounce any idols in your life that may be competing for your exclusive obedience to Him.