7 “‘You shall have no other gods before me.
Worshipping any other God is worshipping nothing. There is only one God of substance with any real power, He does not want the falseness of the world to creep into His place as The Creator. Many gods were created by man to explain the unexplainable. They created them to establish a false sense of control in a world that is always in the hands of the true God. Examples of this kind of false god worship exist in every culture. The Egyptians had many gods that Yahweh proved worthless in the plagues. Native Americans dance to false gods for favor, Hindus created many, many gods to get favor in the smallest details. African tribes have fertility gods, and the ancient Greeks and Romans had the famous gods the planets are named after. The list is endless. What is clear is how the creator God put into the human heart a desire for Him and the knowledge of a higher power. It’s amazing how people can deny the existence of God with all of the wonders of this earth and the fact that the entirety of man-kind has searched for something to fill the void left by the fall since the beginning. I’m astonished at the energy and effort required to ignore something so obvious in the midst of the emptiness of this fallen world.(Exodus 15:11) 11 “Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? (Psalm 96:5) 5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the Lord made the heavens.