2IntroductionWhat sort of items do people put in a safe? (money, jewelry, important papers, etc.) Why do they put these things in a safe? (to keep them from being stolen, to keep them from burning up in a fire, to keep them from being lost) A safe protects and keeps secure whatever valuables are in it.
3Why does God forbid us to have any other gods? AimEach of God's Ten Commandments is like a safe. It protects something that is very important. Today we ask ourselves: Why does God forbid us to have any other gods?Why does God forbid us to have any other gods?
5What does God require of us? Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.
6What does God require of us? Daniel 3:18 …we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.
7What does God require of us? That we fear him above all thingsPut him first, honor what he says.
8What does God require of us? Isaiah 45:21 …there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.
12What does God require of us? Proverbs 8:13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
13Why? He is the only true God. We belong to Him. We hate what he hates and love what he loves.
14What does God require of us? Genesis 22:11-12 But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."
15What does God require of us? That we fear him above all things.That we love him above all thingsMore than anything else!
16What does God require of us? Psalm 73:25-26 Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
18What does God require of us? 2 Corinthians 5:14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
19Why?He is our greatest treasure.He loved us first and best.
20What does God require of us? Matthew 22:37 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
21Why? He is our greatest treasure. He loved us first and best. So we love him in the same way!
22What does God require of us? 1 Samuel 17: The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine… 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.
23What does God require of us? That we fear him above all things.That we love him above all things.That we trust in him above all things.Know that he will always take care of us.
24What does God require of us? Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this.