You shall have no other gods before Me.
Here’s a simple way to illustrate the meaning of this verse. I used these cards with my children 30 years ago, so don’t laugh at the TV with rabbit ears 🙂 We made cards illustrating things we might be putting before God such as friends, money, and TV.
We also read from The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes, the Bible story recorded in Exodus 32:1-6 about when God’s people turned away from God and started praying to a golden calf that they had made. We talked about how this caused God much sorrow, just as it makes Him sad when we put other things or people before Him in our lives.
Let your children help make your own cards with pictures of things that tend to take your family’s time and attention away from God. Place the cards face down and mix them up. Then take turns choosing a card to see who picks God first.
God will give you all the things you need and enjoy if you give Him first place in your life and live as He wants you to. (Matthew 6:33)