...about lower-case gods
Exodus 20:3 ESV
"You shall have no other gods before me.
No other gods
Generally, when we think of lower-case gods, we think of idols. We think of statues that were built to be worshiped, but that is a separate commandment in this text. God specifically mentions idols in addition to other gods.
Discussion Question #1
What does the Bible mean when it mentions "other gods"?
Discussion Question #2
Throughout scripture and all of history, we see a consistent pattern of humanity creating it's own gods. Why do we do this?
Discussion Question #3
In what ways do we attempt to recreate God to fit our own desires?