“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
Is it possible to be working for two persons? Is it possible to be employed by two different firms? Maybe, it is possible especially if you are working part-time for each of them. This means you may devote some hours working for Firm X and devote another three hours working for Firm Y. What if it happens that Firm Y needed you urgently at that time you were supposed to work for Firm X? There will be a clash of interest. Some things are very important but there are also things more important than them. You can’t be ruled by two presidents at the same time, you can’t be typing with your fingers on two different computers at the same time. You must choose your priority. Get this:
1. Your love is expressed by your commitment
2. You can’t be devoted to two masters at the same time
3. You can only have one Lord
Many times the devil isn’t the person competing with God when it comes to our hearts, it is usually our physical and emotional needs. Sometimes, it is a friendship that is keeping us away from getting committed to God, sometimes it is our pride or even the need for societal acceptance. In the above passage, Jesus used money because that is what many people are lost for but for you it could be tradition, it could be money still, it could be just anything that is taking up all your affection but if you truly love God, you must be willing to give it up, to give up your pride, your fleshy desires and live for God.
POINT TO NOTE
It is not wrong to make money and desire certain things but you should never let it steal your commitment to living for God, it should never dominate all your time. One ultimate way to serve and live for God is to love others even as we share with them the good news of the gospel. We shouldn’t let our social class, friends and other things deny us that privilege of humbling ourselves and truly living as Jesus did. He went about doing good and associating Himself with the common men even when He would have lived like a King if He wanted. You are entirely a free man! But you are not free to yourself, you are actually free from yourself so that Christ can use you the way He wants to. Let your commitment be to your master alone!
“My commitment is to God and the body of Christ. My service to God is reflected by my service to the people of God. May the consciousness always be in me. Hallelujah!”
Precious Lord, I live for you alone. May my commitment to you be evident even as I go about my normal life. May nothing be normal about my normal life. Amen
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