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Question 94

What does God enjoin in the first commandment?

That I, as sincerely as I desire the salvation of my own soul, avoid and flee from all idolatry,258258    1 John 5:21; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; 1 Cor. 10:7, 14. sorcery, soothsaying, superstition,259259    Lev. 19:31; Deut. 18:9–12. invocation of saints, or any other creatures;260260    Matt. 4:10; Rev. 19:10; Rev. 22:8 , 9. and learn rightly to know the only true God;261261    John 17:3. trust in him alone,262262    Jer. 17:5, 7. with humility263263    1 Pet. 5:5, 6. and patience submit to him;264264    Heb. 10:36; Col. 1:11; Rom. 5:3, 4; 1 Cor. 10:10; Philip. 2:14. expect all good things from him only;265265    Ps. 104:27–30; Isa. 45:7; James 1:17. love,266266    Deut. 6:5; Matt. 22:37. fear,267267    Deut. 6:2; Ps. 111:10; Prov. 1:7; Prov. 9:10; Matt. 10:28. and glorify him with my whole heart;268268    Matt. 4:10; Deut. 10:20, 21. so that I renounce and forsake all creatures, rather than commit even the least thing contrary to his will.269269    Matt. 5:29, 30; Matt. 10:37; Acts 5:29.


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