06 April 2022
We all serve someone or something. Jesus said we can only serve one master. That master has a controlling influence on all the decisions we make in our lives. The loyalty we have to that master causes us to despise other masters which would guide us in other ways. When we submit to God's authority and allow Him to direct our lives we will make wise decisions. Unfortunately a great many people serve mammon instead of God, often without even realizing it. Mammon based decisions prioritize money over all else. Those folks look to money as the solution to every problem. Mammon attaches power, manipulation, and control to money. At the same time, it also adds all kinds of negative baggage to the acquisition of money. A big one is that mammon uses people and discards them in the name of profit. Because mammon destroys relationships, one sure way to protect against its influence is to put people before money, even when it is costly. When you seek God's Kingdom first in all areas of your life and serve God instead of mammon, you will be free from mammon's control. Plus Jesus said that the money would be added to you anyway in the Kingdom. It just comes without all the baggage that mammon attaches to money.
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both God and Mammon."— Matthew 6:24 (WEB)