Choose Your Master

Read Mathew 6:24-34

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

For as long as I can remember I have been taught by several influences, including society, that money is the key to a comfortable life. Being raised an American, society itself has taught that hard work is required to be successful. Hard work is crucial in life, but not for love of money.

Money is greedy, once you have what you think is enough, you overspend that and need more. When you start chasing money, you race away from God. Life becomes a struggle at every junction as God scrambles to draw you back to him. Money will require your every ounce of effort as you become a miser, hoarding everything you bring in. Money becomes your master, forsaking God and giving you a spirit of mammon.

Mammon is the Greek word for an all encompassing greed. It could be for money, or stuff. It is the idea that he who dies with the most toys, wins.

This is in direct opposition to God’s word. Jesus says no man can serve two masters. You cannot chase after money and God’s heart. Either you will hate God and love money, or devote your life to money and despise God.

I hate that saying that “God helps those who help themselves.” There is no scripture that points to this maxim. God implores us to love Him and his people. He asks us to use our money to bless people, and not to worry about how we will eat, drink, or what we will clothe ourselves with. God wants to be your financial planner.

Are you working to provide your family with more than they need? Do you neglect them or God in your quest for money? God wants you to know your needs will be met if you devote yourself to Him. He will not make you rich or even wealthy. He will bless you and provide for you. Seek first the Kingdom of God.

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