The First Commandment

“You shall have no other gods before me.”  Exodus 20:3

The one thing that needs to be established on the first day of school is who the teacher is.  Their name is on the chalk board.  They are standing in front of us.  They talk, we listen.  They hold the keys to what we need to know.

Thank You, Lord, for making it clear that You and You alone are God, the only one we need to worship. Here’s a simple poem . . .

Lesson #1

I wake each morning in the wilderness
to find my fire has burned low . . .
how do You teach someone like me
what I need to know
not only to survive
but to multiply and grow?
You show me how to worship
You and You alone.


  1. It gets so hard to keep your priority right… I have realised this is one area in a Christian’s life that they have to keep working on. thanks for the post reminded me to keep God number irrespective of the tense situation I am facing at the moment.. thanks so very much for being a blessing to me.. much love.. Rita

  2. The name on the board is truly marked in our memories isn’t it? When I substitute taught, that’s the very first thing I did 🙂 It, like your quote and poem, sets a tone.

  3. I know what you mean, Rita, in the heat of our situations, our circumstances rather take over. So glad that we get lots of lessons, lots of chances to learn! I need them all. God bless you!

  4. I was thinking about you when I wrote about the teacher. 🙂

  5. Beautiful sentiment … beautiful blog! God’s blessings to you today.

  6. Thank you for adding beauty and peace to our days!

  7. great people multiply one heart at a time 🙂

  8. Oh, I really like that! God bless you and your heart for Him! 🙂

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