Exodus 20:3 nas

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First Commandment.
There is one God we are to
 know, reverence, love, and worship.
Only one no other.
Straight forward and easy to understand.

Easy to understand…hard to follow?
Are there other gods in your life though you know
there is only one true God?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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Deuteronomy 5:8-9a nlt

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We have a jealous God.
 He is possessive of His people.  He will not share us with other gods.
He does not ask to be our only God…He expects and requires it.

The LORD  is my only God but sometimes I flirt with others.
Do you sometimes flirt with other gods?
How do you keep your eyes on the one true God and no other?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Deuteronomy 5:7 nlt

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The number one commandment must be most important.
The one that all the other commandments come after.
If we don’t put this command as our top priority
we will find it difficult to keep the others.

I would like to say that I keep this foremost in my daily life but I cannot,
somehow, in the busyness and distractions of the day God gets moved down on my list.
Does this happen to you?
How do you keep it from happening?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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1 John 5:3 esv

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When we love someone we want to please them.
God is pleased with us when we accept and live by His laws.
He has given us His precepts not to weigh us down but to show us
the way to a good life; a life that expresses our love for Him. 

Is obey a word that is burdensome to you?
Does embrace, accept, or live by seem a lighter weight?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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Psalm 19:8 niv

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The commandments of God are not stern or harsh.
They are gifts from God to give us joy.
They are righteous and true guides given to us for our good.

His commands give us light for our path.
His gift of light opens our eyes
giving us knowledge, insight, and understanding.

Do God’s commandments and commands give you joy
or are they just lists of thou shalt not?
Are His precepts light that shines to show you the way to live?

Blessings this day of grace,

patricia

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