You Cannot Serve Two Masters
“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.” Matthew 6:24 New King James Version
This may seem like a no brainer, but it is amazing how many people fall into this trap or snare and don’t realize it. It’s September and that means it’s football season. I really enjoy watching football and love to watch my Crimson Tide on Saturday and my Falcon’s on Sunday. Well, as much as I love to watch my Falcon’s, I realize that they come second. I can’t miss Sunday service because I placed opening kickoff before Him. I would much rather be in a pew than in the stands of a stadium when He returns.
Are you more concerned or focused on your job or career that it doesn't matter how it interferes with your service and devotion to God. Are you placing that chase for the dollar above your duties and responsibilities to the Father. Are you willing to step on people, slander, cheat and lie for that dollar? Eventually you have to chose one master or the other.
Or maybe when you were a child and you wanted to do something and instead of asking mom who had already said no or that you know will say no and then you go and find dad and ask him. You are trying to serve masters and it doesn't turn out the way you had hoped.
There are all kinds of things that will try to take your attention and try to get you to place it above God, our one true master. At some point they are going to overlap, and you are going to have to choose. Chose the master that conquered death and whose grace is everlasting. A master is one to whom we are loyal to, one we pursue and serve, one that affects the decisions we make about life. We cannot serve two masters. You can’t straddle the fence with God. He is your master, or He is not. Chose this day who you will serve.