Saturday, May 24, 2014

Money is Not a Good Master!



You cannot be the slave of two masters. You will like one more than the other or be more loyal to one than to the other. You cannot serve God and money.

The Pharisees really loved money. So when they heard what Jesus said, they made fun of him. But Jesus told them:

You are always making yourselves look good, but God sees what is in your heart. The things that most people think are important are worthless as far as God is concerned.

Luke 16:13-15

When you need some food to eat there are a couple of options.  If you cannot, or don't know how to grow the food yourself then you can take some money and go to a store or market and exchange money for food.  Money is an excellent tool as a medium of exchange.  You can work for a day and receive money for your labor which you can then exchange for something that you need.  But the Bible warns us that money and the love of money can harm us as well.

Money wants to become your master and the love of money wants to lead you into all kinds of sin!  I have never heard a story of someone who won millions in the lottery and went on to "live happily ever after."  To desire to be rich is to desire trouble and pain and a great and difficult responsibility. 

God, your loving Creator also wants to be your master.  When God rules your life "all things work together for good."  Every story of someone who lives under the umbrella of Jesus Christ is indeed one where you do live "happily ever after."

The foolishness of some who talk of freedom and liberty is that they believe that they can live this life without a Master.  Truthfully, you will not be the Master of your of life.  Either you will submit yourself to Jesus Christ or you will live at the beck and call of Satan.  When you decide that God will not be the master of your life, then you are on the slippery road toward being mastered by the Devil!  It may not happen over night, but it will happen.

"Lord Jesus, please be the Lord of my life in every way.  Give me the wisdom to avoid everything that would take control of my heart and draw me away from You.  And may Glory and Honor be Yours forever.  Amen!"

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