ONE OF TWO...CHOOSE WISELY
“"No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and money.” Matthew 6:24 ONE OF TWO MASTERS The Lord and His Word is always given with purpose and intention, without ambiguity to meaning, although in our minds, still affected by our sinful nature, we lean towards perversion of truth, twisting what is clear until it suits our particular sensitivities and caters to our sensibilities. Jesus did not say that three or four or even five masters will compete for our hesrts. Dedication and motivation to all that is done in life, the heart’s treasure, will find its source between two masters, two rulers, two principals of man’s life’s, even two lords - Christ or money. Yet two CANNOT exist simultaneously. Money can buy anything, propagating any vice and covering any price regardless of the sin and the affection of the sinful heart. People will do anything to get it! It is a relentless, taunt to mankind, a constant reminder of his material lack, or worse his wealth and excess that is the foundation of his false security, the house built on straw. Money surely is the central resource that motivates and moves the heart into idolatry and spiritual adultery. Yet The human heart is not easily and equally divided. God will have all of it inevitably, or He will not accept any of it. It is quite simple actually, regardless of the great measures we take in denying it, or the large obstructions we create in hiding it, that any man at any time is governed by a desire, a drive that sets his course in one direction or the other. No matter how hard he tries, he can never INCLUDE BOTH or somehow concoct a MIX or BLEND. The Word prevents the man from doing such things, as displayed here, “you cannot serve God and money”. Attempt to and you have thus ignored the Word and opposed Him. Still, emotionally or intellectually, and perhaps in a somewhat genuine manner he may profess the love, the desire for one master to be served only. And somehow the anxiety over the other one will not quit vying for his attention. Even so, the state of our spiritual condition will dictate how our eye is seeing these two potential masters, and how we see (Matthew 6:21-23) will lead us into the choice we make. For the believer, this, choosing who to trust, need not happen. For Christ is our Lord and Master, the supreme Treasure, our All in all, a Heavenly Resource without Limitations nor Boundary. He will provide what we need in due season. Therefore, To serve the other master is not only pure foolishness, but a lack of understanding who Jesus Christ truly is.