A Tall Order–the First Commandment
I thought this was very well said by John Stott in his book Basic Christianity (IVP, 2006):
For us to keep [the] first commandment [you shall have no other gods before Me] would be, as Jesus said, to love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind (Mt. 22:37); to see all things from his point of view and do nothing without reference to him; to make his will our guide and his glory our goal; to put him first in thought, word and deed; in business and leisure; in friendships and career; in the use of our money, time and talents; at work and at home.
That’s a pretty tall order. We can never fully live up to it–all fall short–but we can sure try!
Stott goes on to say . . . “No man has ever kept this commandment except Jesus of Nazareth.”
He is our model, our guide, our Savior, our hero.