“You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3).
It’s no accident that this is the first and pre-eminent commandment. It is foundational to all that follow. That our loyalties will be given to some god or gods is a given. Thus, the central thrust of the first commandment can be summed up in one word–LOYALTY. The number one command is that He be the number one and the One and Only.