You don’t have to choose between rules and relationships
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
You shall have no other gods before me.
4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
The first commandment is about Who to Worship - Worshipping God alone
The second commandment is about How to Worship - Worshipping God correctly
Recognize the Creator - creation distinction
Let the Bible shape the way you think about and worship God