The series of "The Call to Undivided Intimacy"
The 1st Commandment
“The One at the Center of All”
In the Ten Commandments, God is not speaking to people who don’t know Him about their gods. God is showing Himself to His people whom He had redeemed for Himself. He is showing who He is in their daily lives. If we aren't on our guard, we tend to think God alone is not enough. We are likely to have an illusion that there must be something better here and there outside of God.
For Lifenet groups and personal reflection
1. It is helpful to evaluate our own lives according to the first commandment.
- Focus. What is your focus? What do you think about it? What are you watching?
- Income. How do you spend your money?
- Relationships. Who influences your life? Who are you trying to please?
- Spiritual food. How is your spiritual diet? What place does the Word of God really have in your life?
- Time. How do you spend your time?
2. Read Genesis 22:1-14.
1) What are “these things (v.1)”?
2) What was God’s test for Abraham about? (v.12)
3) What could be at the center for Abraham other than God?
4) List the top five good things in your life. How can they become your center or idol?
5) What is the challenge for you to observe the first commandment?
6) How do v.13-14 speak to you? What do these verses encourage you to do?
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