"I am the Lord your God," "You shall have no other gods before me"
If Jesus should ask you, do you love me more than "these", what are the "these" in your life that he might be referring to?
What would be drawing your love away from him, vying for your attention, or competing for your love???
Is it money, sex, self, cellphone, false gods, whatever or whoever?! Whatever you worship becomes your god.
The 1st and Greatest Commandment sets the tone for the first three Commandments which can be summarized as
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."
Matthew 22:37-38 (NIV) 📖✝
as "No one can serve two masters either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
Matthew 6:24 (NIV) 📖✝
"The Lord our God, the Lord is one"
Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIV) 📖✝
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 (NIV) 📖✝