a call to die – day 33: serving your master

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

The problem with serving two masters {other than Jesus said not to} is that they tend to merge and you can’t tell one from the other.

And that’s a problem!

Nasser tells us that there’s a recurring theme in the teachings of Jesus:  “God requires complete, abject devotion.  Anything less is idolatry and it is destructive.  Complete devotion, however, is difficult . . . very difficult.”

I see this quite often in my boys.  They’re torn between what the world has to offer and what the Word has to say.  As a mother, it’s my responsibility to help them see the truth in God’s Word, but it’s their choice as to what they choose to do.

Nevertheless, I too have this problem.  It’s a daily choice as to where I will place my devotion and time.  At times, I admit, I’ve chosen the world – when I do, trouble presents itself.

Nasser reminds us that “Every moment, every word, every choice is a deposit either heavenly or earthly.”  Although in today’s electronic world, making a deposit into two accounts is easy but God’s rules and the banks rules are two different sets.  God doesn’t play by ‘our’ rules. 

“Jesus says, in Matthew 6:21, ‘For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’  What we value the most, are most attached to, have the most passion and affection for – this is our treasure” (Nasser, day 33).

Our treasure is in Heaven.  Our focus {and deposits} should be toward Heaven.  Does this mean that we have to constantly be looking up?  Yes and No.  Yes, our hearts, minds, and souls should have in its number one place, devotion to God.  No, because God has called us to be a light to the hurting – making His deposits into their lives.  {You never know when someone needs to make a withdrawal.}

So, today, as we finish our taxes (though the deadline is not until Monday the 18th), think about which master you’ll serve.  God or Money {or any other thing that gets in the way of God}?

Until tomorrow, stay safe if you are in the path of the storms, and start learning John 14:6.

Follow 2 Serve – Love, {Lorna}


About Follow 2 Serve {Lorna}

I am a follower of Christ and I love to serve Him. I am married with two sons. I received my Liberal Arts Associate Degree in May of 2012. My hobbies are reading, crocheting, quilting, knitting, nature photography, and being with my sons.
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4 Responses to a call to die – day 33: serving your master

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Lorna, this is a great reminder of where our focus should be. Thanks!

  2. Dianne says:

    Sometimes in this busy daily life, it is hard to focus on what is the most import thing, God. He should always be first in our lives.

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