“Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me”

Exodus 20:2–3

2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Elder Mark E. Petersen wrote:

“God will not favor us if we put Him in second place in our lives and if we follow after worldly things regardless of what they may be. The command of the Savior was: ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33). In revelations to the Prophet Joseph Smith the Lord taught that we must have an eye single to the glory of God.”

(Moses: Man of Miracles [1977], 111.)