294. The spiritual sense of this commandment is that no other God is to be worshipped except the Lord Jesus Christ, because He is Jehovah, who came into the world and carried out the redemption, without which no man, nor any angel, could have been saved. The following passages in the Word show that there is no other God beside Him.
On that day it will be said, Behold, He is our God, whom we have awaited to free us. He is Jehovah, whom we have awaited; let us exult and rejoice in His salvation. Isa. 25:9.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of Jehovah, make smooth in the desert a path for our God. For the glory of Jehovah will be revealed, and all flesh will see it together. Behold, the Lord Jehovah comes in strength. Like a shepherd will He feed His flock. Isa. 40:3, 5, 10, 11.
Only among you is there God, there is no other God besides; surely, you are a hidden God, O God the Saviour of Israel. Isa. 45:14, 15.
Am I not Jehovah, and there is no other God beside me? There is no* righteous God and Saviour beside me. Isa. 45:21, 22.
I am Jehovah, and there is no Saviour beside me. Isa. 43:11; Hosea 13:4.
That all flesh may know that I am Jehovah your Saviour and your Redeemer. Isa. 49:26; 60:16.
As for our Redeemer, Jehovah Zebaoth is His name. Isa. 47:4; Jer. 50:34.
Jehovah, my rock and my Redeemer. Ps. 19:14.
Thus spoke Jehovah your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am Jehovah your God. Isa. 48:17; 43:14; 49:7; 54:8.
Thus spoke Jehovah your Redeemer, I am Jehovah the maker of all things, alone, by myself. Isa. 44:24.
Thus spoke Jehovah, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, Jehovah Zebaoth, I am the first and the last, and there is no God beside me. Isa. 44:6.
Jehovah Zebaoth is His name, and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; He will be called the God of the whole earth. Isa. 54:5.
Abraham does not know us, Israel does not acknowledge us. You, Jehovah, are our Father, Redeemer from eternity is your name. Isa. 63:16.
A child is born for us, a son is given to us, whose name is Wonderful, Counsellor, God, Hero, the everlasting Father, the Prince of peace. Isa. 9:6.
Behold, the days will come, when I shall raise up for David a righteous shoot, who will reign as king; and this is His name, Jehovah our righteousness. Jer. 23:5, 6; 33:15, 16.
Philip said to Jesus, Show us the Father. Jesus said to him, He who sees me sees the Father. Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me? John 14:8-10.
In Jesus Christ all the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily. Col. 2:9.
We are in truth, in Jesus Christ. He is the true God and everlasting life. My sons, beware of idols. 1 John 5:20, 21.
These passages plainly show that the Lord our Saviour is Jehovah Himself, who is at once the Creator, the Redeemer and the Regenerator. This is the spiritual sense of this commandment.
* 'No' is added in the margin of the author's copy.