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.
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.