4 You must not worship the Lord your God in their way.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 12:4

Commentary on Deuteronomy 12:1-4

(Read Deuteronomy 12:1-4)

Moses comes to the statutes he had to give in charge to Israel; and begins with such as relate to the worship of God. The Israelites are charged not to bring the rites and usages of idolaters into the worship of God; not under colour of making it better. We cannot serve God and mammon; nor worship the true God and idols; nor depend upon Christ Jesus and upon superstitious or self-righteous confidences.