June 18, 2016
Jesus said to his disciples: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. . . . Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Mt_6:24-34
Spoiled! We’re living in a very spoiled culture. We have worked so very hard to be able to provide our families with the very best life has to offer. And in the process, we have grown children who have no respect for ‘the effort.’ No respect for responsibility. No respect for pretty much anything. Gimmee, Gimmee, Gimmee.
And then, when we have two presidential candidates saying “Here, Here,” our gimmee, gimmee kids are screaming yes, yes, without ever evaluating what it’s going to take, or who the “here, here” is going to hurt in the process. It’s just a sorry state of affairs. And I don’t know if there is any way that WE can turn it all around.
And that’s where we need God in the picture again.
You see, Jesus hit the nail on the head by saying that we can’t serve both God and ourselves. Only ONE can be king of our lives. So then we might ask, which one has the greater power? Which one has the greater love? Which one has the greater mercy? I know in my case, at least, there is no question as to the right answer! Bye, bye mammon!
BE in His love always, beloved!
And all this He will provide, besides!
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