Mid-Week Stewardship Thought

Only One Master

The problem of money is summed up by Jesus: “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). The word “serve” can be defined as “to be a slave to, literally or figuratively, voluntarily or involuntarily.”

It is not a question of “advisability,” “You should not serve God and money.” That would be a priority choice.

It is not a question of “accountability,” “You must not serve both God and money.” That would be a moral choice.

Rather it is a matter of “impossibility.” You cannot serve both God and money. There is no choice; we each serve one and only one, master. We are either a slave to God or a slave to money. (The Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley)

Prayer: Dear Lord, grant me strength and wisdom so that I don’t succumb to the lure of money. Help me control my money rather than letting it control me. Amen.

Blessings on your journey as a steward!


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Living in north central Arkansas among the trees and lakes serving the Lord in one of His churches. A lifelong Lutheran who cares greatly about God's Church. Recently married and enjoying life with my dear wife. Many interests--St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR, and the St. Louis Blues!

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