This is the first mitzvah for Bnei Noah. Of the seven Mitzvot, 6 are represented as prohibitions and 1 is represented as a commandment. Associated with each prohibition is a commandment. Commandment and prohibition belong together like two sides of 1 coin.
For example, attached to this first prohibition against the worship of false gods is the commandment, Mitzvah, to believe in G-d and to strengthen our belief in His Oneness and Singularity.
When we put our focus on our belief in Him as the Only, Unique, Almighty, Eternal G-d then it follows logically that you do not worship false gods.
It is important that we do our best, each with our own ability and potential, to know G-d and come to the recognition of G-d's true Existence. We must achieve this not only on an intellectual level, but also with our hearts and with our emotions. Belief in G-d makes us as humans want to perform our actions in such a way that they are in accordance with His will. This automatically leads to the development of good character traits.
Faith in G-d makes us become better people.
Brought By Angelique Sijbolts
The Divine Code
Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners en intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.
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