Choose Your Master
Do not Worry
Matthew 6:24 NKJV
 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Money makes the world go round, or so they say. It’s shocking the things people would be willing to do for money. Think about it this way, what is the one spiritual discipline that you are struggling with? Prayer, reading the word, meditating on the word, evangelism etc.
What if you were given an offer that if you were to stick with that discipline daily for 6 months and upon successful completion without missing a day, you walk away with 10 million dollars. The truth is the money would motivate us to do it, and we would do it.
The question then we need to ask ourselves is this, who truly are we serving?
Jesus explicitly tells us that we cannot serve both God and mammon. He did not say that it is spiritually immature to serve both, nor did he say that it is unwise to serve both. He says it is impossible, meaning we have to choose either to serve God or to serve mammon.
To serve mammon means it is the driving force behind all you do. This has become so evident in the materialistic world we live in, where even believers have equated material wealth to mean God’s blessing.
Paul tells Timothy to tell the rich not to put their trust in their money, which will soon be gone, but rather they should trust in God.
The love of money is the root is all evil and if money becomes the driving force of all you do, then you will never have enough.
May our agenda be to seek Gods kingdom first and to please him, recognizing that all we have belongs to him and may we be willing to allow God to direct how we live and use the resources he has given us.
What drives you to do the things you do?
Are there things you struggle to do for God but if you were paid a hefty amount of cash to do the same, you would do it?
What does that reveal to you about your heart?