Some thoughts for your personal reflection:
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:2-3)
1. In your own words, write a definition of worship.
2. Read Exodus 6:6–8.
What promises did God make to the Israelites? How did God help Israel?
3. Read Exodus 20:2-3.
In your opinion, why did God talk about Egypt before giving Israel the 10 commandments?
For you personally, in your own life, how has God worked powerfully for your benefit? How does thinking about God’s faithfulness impact the quality of our worship?
4. In your opinion, what are some common “gods” that people worship today? Why do you think people choose not to worship God?
5. For you personally: On whom do you rely? To where does your time, energy, and money go? Who are you trying to impress? Who or what is the center of your life?
6. Read Psalm 81:1-16. What does this Psalm teach us about how we ought to worship?