Guidance Through The First Commandment
“To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD is GOD; there is no other besides him.” – Deuteronomy 4:35
The signs and wonders that the LORD performed throughout history are great and allow us to attest to the might and power of the LORD. They are specific events that teach us that there is something greater than ourselves. When we attempt to place all our achievements and importance on ourselves, we fail to realize that there is greater than this. While we attempt to make human achievement the pinnacle of success, there is greater yet to be seen or understood.
This is why it is important to instill the fear of the LORD and the belief in our LORD to those around us. This allows them to understood the greatness of the LORD and the way that He is able to bless and give abundantly to those who serve Him. The abundance extends to life and to the wealth of our spiritual provisions which can be difficult to describe in words. He allows us to understand His word and follow Him in order to continue to have life and have life abundantly.
There are examples when we may be tempted to stray and follow other belief systems that may compromise our walk with the LORD. We are constantly reminded that these belief systems can pose a stumbling block if we do not keep our faith in the LORD. As seen in Deuteronomy, there is no other besides him, there is no other LORD that can provide, protect, and guide us. Even when obstacles arise, He leads us to safety. He protects us through His shelter. He guides us to where we need to go.