“No servant 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. Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”
Memory Verse: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?” Luke 9:25
What’s going on in today’s world and where are all the Christians? Is that not like the real honest question to ask ourselves when we see the level of poverty, corruption and indecency taking over the world? Majority of those in leadership in various countries, states, cities and towns when asked about religion boldly speak up about it and call themselves Christians expect their lifestyles makes it almost unbelievable. Their way of life doesn’t reflect that they even know God exist and before we begin to criticize others, we who call ourselves Christians and are not in authority don’t do any better.
I went into I store a few months ago and was treated like less human simply because I went in my most simple state. The owner of the shop addressed me so terribly that I couldn’t but help think of how and why we treat each other in such manner. Had I gone into that store elegantly dressed, I may have been treated more differently and with much respect, yet when asked such individual will tell you they are a Christian.
If we are truly Christians, then where is the reflection of the word of God living in us? Who are we truly serving? Many of us are serving the world and the things of the world forgetting that it’s simply impossible to serve two masters; the world and God.
God is the maker of heavens and heart but He has given authority to some as rulers of the world. We see the devil taking his stand during the temptation of Jesus and after showing him all the glories in the world the devil said to Jesus, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4:9.
The devil positions himself as the ruler of the world however God is the owner of the World Psalms 24:1 but do we Christians have that understanding? We are too easily drawn away by all the glories of the world that we quickly forget who we are worshiping and switch sides.
There is no doubt the world is beautiful but let’s not forget our time living on earth is temporary and where we would spend eternity is more important. No amount of wealth accumulated in this world can be taken away. The day we breath our last is the day we let go of everything, so of what profit is there in gaining the whole world?
King Solomon used the word “vanity” in describing the world and all our labor in it according to Ecclesiastes 1:2-3
Decide today whom you are serving and will continue to serve, God or mammon?
- Father I thank you for the salvation of my soul
- Help me to focus on you totally, the author and the finisher of my faith
- Help me to live my daily life, glorifying you and living for you
- I renounce serving mammon from today, I dedicate my life to you Lord
- Let my life be an expression of your grace
- Thank you for making all things work together for my good
- Help me from today to be contented and see it as a great gain
- Let each and every day of my life be about you and not on material things
- Forgive me of my shortcomings o Lord and help me to live above sin
- Receive my sacrifice of praise for in Jesus mighty name I pray, AMEN.