Luke 16:13 – “No servant 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.”
It is utterly impossible to live for things and live for God at the same time. If you are mastered by money, you cannot really be serving the Lord. In order to accumulate wealth, you must devote your best efforts to that task. In the very act of doing this you rob God of what is rightfully His. It is a matter of divided loyalty. Where your treasure is, there your heart is also. In the effort to gain wealth, you are serving mammon. It is quite impossible to serve God at the same time. Mammon cries out for all that you have and are, your evenings, your weekends, the time you should be giving to the Lord.
Money is something you must deal with every single day of your life. Today you probably have bills to pay, meals to purchase, charities to support, gas tanks to fill and list goes on and on. No matter how hard you try, you cannot get away from money. But do not let money run your life or your emotions. Money is a tool to be used for the glory of God and when put in the right perspective money can be a blessing. Your challenge this week is to use the resources you have been given by God in a god way. You may only have a small amount to give, but God will multiply what you have and make a big impact on the life of another. Seek the Lord and ask Him to show you where you can make the greatest difference in this world. By being willing to give, even in small amounts, you release the grip that money can have upon you. God bless you.