No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Written by: Russ Ripley
When I read this verse, I think, “I only serve God, I don’t serve money.” I go to church and men’s group every week and I serve in SV Kids and at men’s group. I even go on mission trips. Surely, I only serve God.
But then I remember the verses that come before today’s verse. Matthew 6:19-21 says: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
My home is filled with my treasures. Even my garage tells a different story than what I want to believe. Where do I invest my time and resources? What do I love more, what Jesus has called me to be or my stuff?
God has absolutely called us to work and to work “as unto the Lord,” but when I look at what I treasure, I do not want it to be “earthly treasure.” I want it to be what God treasures—His word and His people. God values eternal treasures, that is why He sent Jesus.
Thought of the day: What are you working for? What are your treasures? When you take a hard look at what you treasure, what do you see?
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for showing me what is most important and what is eternal. Help me to invest my time, energy, and resources in what You value, and not in the temporary treasures of this world. Amen.