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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Orlando
3000 S. John Young Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32805-5591
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
"God Says 'No' So We Can Live 'Yes'--To The Greatest Discovery
Sunday, 8/27/95, 9:30 a.m. Service
What's the greatest discovery ever made? That question was
asked some time ago and there was considerable debate about
what was the greatest discovery ever made. Some people said it
was the discovery of fire; some said it was the wheel; others said it
was the ability for man to fly; the printing press was named;
anesthesia was listed. There was a variety of answers. What
would you say?
R.A. Torrey said "The greatest discovery I ever made was that God
was always right when I thought He was probably wrong!" Maybe
you have found that to be true in your life. What was the greatest
personal discovery you ever made? Maybe it was that your
parents were smarter than you thought they were. Maybe it was
that you finally figured out that you would never understand your
spouse. Maybe one of the most pondering discoveries you will
ever think about is that one day you can lay a kid down as a normal
person and the next day they wake up as a weird teen-ager!
Whatever that discovery may be, what is the greatest discovery of
Well, the children of Israel were about to discover the greatest
discovery. God had brought them out of a land of many gods into a
new land. When they came into that new land He took Moses to
the mountain where He gave him these ten words. Very simple,
very short, but that discovery by the children of Israel set the stage
for their own lives as the people of God and it continues today with
those words: "I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other
gods before me."
Let us look at it now. First of all it is a declaration, very simple, very
short and that little preposition "before" is pungent with meaning
because it mean ...
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