FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
“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 ESV
CHASING MORE: CATS AND DOGS
Someone once explained the difference between dogs and cats this way. The master pets a dog, and the dog wags its tail and thinks, “He must be a god.” But the master pets his cat, and the cat purrs, shuts its eyes and thinks to itself, “I must be a god.”
Money can create confusion about who or what is the master of our life. David Holwick said, “Money is an important Biblical topic. One verse in every six in the first three Gospels relates, either directly or indirectly, to money. Sixteen of our Lord’s forty-four parables deal with the use or misuse of money. A loving, joyful, liberal giving to the Lord’s work is an acid test of a spiritual heart, pleasing to God. Wealth can be a replacement for God.”
As we conclude this week’s discussion of Chasing More, it appears there are two ways we can live: we can live with a priority on accumulating valuable things on earth or we can live with a priority on accumulating valuable things in heaven. Let God know in prayer which way you want to live. Ask God to help you remove any confusion about who is your God and who is your Master.