“You shall not have strange Gods before me.” What does that mean?

This commandment forbids us: to adore other gods and pagan deities or to worship an earthly idol or to devote oneself entirely to some earthly good (money, influence, success, beauty, youth, and so on) to be superstitious, which means to adhere to esoteric, magic, or occult or New Age practices or to get involved with fortune telling or spiritualism, instead of believing in God’s power, providence, and blessings to provoke God by word or deed to commit a sacrilege to acquire spiritual power through corruption and to desecrate what is holy through trafficking (simony). 266 more words