Day Three: Who Do You Serve?

Matthew 6:24 NIV
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.

“Jesus uses all the basic biblical metaphors for idolatry and applies them to greed and money. According to the Bible, idolaters do three things with their idols. They have them, trust them, and obey them… If you live for money you are a slave.  If, however, God becomes the center of your life, that dethrones and demotes money.  If your identity and security is in God, it can’t control you through worry and desire.  It is one or the other. ” [Tim Keller, Counterfeit Gods]

Jesus’ words are clear – we cannot serve two masters. Money can become an idol if it steals our worship and devotion which are meant for God alone. Today, let’s ask the Lord to search and examine our hearts, so that he is the master over our lives.

Prayer: Lord, we confess that at times we try to serve two masters but it only leaves us empty and weary. We were made to worship only you. We confess that you alone are our Lord and master and we serve you alone. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Let’s declare the worthiness of our God as we sing How Great Thou Art (Until That Day) by Matt Redman (click here).