Designer Genes Devo – Page 280 – “No Other Gods” 

Tweens often get asked, “So, who’s your role model?” Whether we’re 10, 15, 35 or even 60 years old, most of us have people we admire and look up to. Sometimes the people we choose as role models deserve our recognition (for example, if they’re kind, hard-working, honest, unselfish, etc.), but sometimes we look up to people just because they act cool, look nice, and have a lot of money, or even just because other people around us admire them!

And sometimes we admire someone so much, it’s almost as if we worship him or her!

But God said: “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them…” (Exodus 20:3-5)

Okay, so maybe you don’t admire someone that much. Maybe you’re thinking, “I don’t have any idols!”

Well, I’m not talking about these…


Everyday “stuff” can be idols, too! Are there any objects, activities, or hopes that you wouldn’t give up for anything? Here are examples of things that people sometimes pay more attention to than God…


j0351240.jpgTV (also computers and video games)

j0406214.jpgfashion and clothes

j0396710.jpgsports and other activities

j0424728.jpg pets



Is there something in your life that keeps you from getting close to God? Why not pray about it today, asking God to help you look waaaaaaay up, way past your role models, way past your stuff, way past your activities, to look up to HIM and make Him #1 in your life?

Just remember… there’s only room for one person in the #1 spot!


P.S. I’m so excited! Next week we start going through Designer Genes right from the beginning! Tune in again on Tuesday, January 1 to start the new year with me! 😀