“You shall have non other gods before me.” – Exodus 20:3
[using the New City Catechism app…]
Question 8: What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?
Answer: You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.
Lots to talk about with your kiddos here! In general though, think of it this way… God’s law first focuses our love and obedience vertically toward Him (commands 1-4), which protects genuine theology and worship. Then, God’s law directs our love and service horizontally toward other people (commands 5-10), by honoring family, life, marriage, property, truth, and character.