Friday, February 18, 2011

No One Can Serve Two Masters


Matthew 6: 22-24

Story & Lessons

Where would we be without our eyes?

A healthy eyesight is necessary in the spiritual and physical realm.

The unhealthy spiritual eye is focused on worldly things rather than the Lord and it will bring darkness into our lives.

When Jesus conducts His diagnosis of our condition, He also has questions: “Where is your treasure? On what is your spiritual vision focused? Who is your Master?”

Our answers to these questions tell us a great deal about our spiritual well-being.

Jesus warns us, “No one can serve two masters” (24).

If we live for riches, they will eventually master us!

If we make an idol of money, we will soon despise God!

Reflection...

The word of God is quite clear – You cannot serve God and mammon.

Are we restless and uncomfortable in our Christian life?

Could it be that we are trying to serve two masters, that we are trying to please God and man, that we are trying to serve Christ and the world?

— It does not work!

We must get our priorities right!

2 comments:

  1. Isn't it interesting that it doesn't say, "You cannot serve God and the Devil?" That is because the problem isn't the Devil, it is using money to serve the self.

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  2. How true. The Devil will never be able to disturb us until we give in to him, and the love of money is the greatest of all evils.

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