Good morning, dear friends.
If the first commandment is that we should not have OTHER gods (Exodus 23), the second is that we should not make IDOLS (Exodus 24). These are similar thoughts, but not identical. The first points to a SMALL NUMBER (one God, not many; one focus, not several; one supreme love unshared). The second points to a BIG SIZE (a God not limited or contained by what we can imagine or see). Perhaps that’s what Jesus wanted us to contemplate when He taught us to pray, “Our Father, which art IN HEAVEN.” As you pray today, will you lift up your eyes to a big, mysterious, holy, infinite God? He commands that we do.