This verse from Exodus says "You shall have no other gods before me." Do we really need this commandment? Yes, we certainly do. Whatever holds the highest place in a person's life is a god. I heard a story that said there is a museum in China where there is an exhibit called "The American God." What do you think it was? It is a dollar bill, nicely framed. I find it strange how mankind turns away from the living God, who is revealed in nature and the Bible, and invents imaginary gods to fit there unbelieving hearts. Some worship pleasure, some others worship reason, philosophy, or business. But all these things are as imperfect as humans themselves. Those who trust in these kind of things will be left without a light in the dark night, until the words of the first commandment meets them in the judgment...."Thou shalt have no other gods before me." We are to fear, love, and trust in God alone, above all other people and things.
Yeshua is THE ultimate intercessor for us...Hebrews 7:25 states "Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ALWAYS lives to make intercession for them." Because He came out of the order of Melchizedek, He continues forever, having an unchangeable priesthood. Yeshua's prayer for us in John 17:26 says "I have revealed to them who you are and I will continue to make you even more real to them, so that they may experience the same endless love that you have for me, for your love will now live in them, even as I live in them!" What does this lead us to believe? The answer is found in Ephesians 1:10..."that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Messiah." As a good father desires, the Father of all mankind longs to bring His children together in a loving, unified and cooperative relationship. This same heart is what drove Yeshua to a Roman cross---