What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment?
Firstly, God’s sovereignty over us.
1 Timothy 6:15-16 (NASB)
He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see.
Secondly, his propriety in us. God expects his people to bow down to Him alone because He is our Lord and He desires us. (cf. Ps. 45:11)
Thirdly, God has zeal to his own worship.
Exodus 34:14 (NASB)
—for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God—
1 Corinthians 10:31 (NASB)Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
In conclusion, the reasons annexed to the second commandment are, God’s sovereignty over us, his propriety in us, and the zeal he has to his own worship.
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