The first two commandments in the book of Exodus, tell us about idolatry. Idolatry is like having something that is of equal or more value to you than God. It would be something we love more than God. The problem with us, is that we think we love God. But the Bible tells us that we don’t love God. We really can’t love someone unless we know them, and we can’t love God unless we know Him, and understand what He has done for us.
One writer put it like this; ‘Our hearts are idol factories’. We are always loving and trusting in something, even if it is an idea. Is it God that we love or is it something else? What is the most important thing to us. What would we miss if it were taken away from us?
The first Commandment says; ‘You shall have no other gods before me…’ (God speaking).
The second Commandment says; ‘You shall not make any graven images to serve’.
God is serious about idolatry. We can serve either God or something else. We can’t serve both. That is why He tells us that we can’t have other gods before Him, or make a graven image of something we want to worship. So the question we need to be asking ourselves is, ‘Who or what am I serving?’ If it is not God, it is something else. We are always worshiping something.