The single most important command that we have is so flippantly ignored.
37 Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
Exodus 20:3 "You must not have any other god but Me.
There are a lot of commands that talk about what you do on the outside but the number one command in the Bible talks about what is in the inside.
Loving the Lord "with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind" is a command that only God can tell if you are truly doing it or not, we can look like it on the outside but it is what is in the heart that God is judging.
In the ten commandments God tells us:
- No idol or image should be made to replace him
- He is a jealous God
- Obedience brings love, disobedience brings judgment
- Don't misuse his name
- Keep the sabbath
God is asking me to make him number one and to give him the respect that he is due, the world is full of people that do not care at all about him or what he wants from us, as his child I have to be careful that I do not mistreat him and disrespect him.
You might like to read: Commands of Jesus blog series.