Words from the Heart for Wednesday May 20th, 2020
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.
Matthew 6:24 (NIV)
Serving Two Masters
Over the past few decades there have been two tournaments in Canada known as the Masters. The Canadian Masters was a professional snooker tournament that began in 1985. It was an eight-man invitation event held at the CBC Television Studios. The tournament was sponsored by BCE in 1985 and 1986. The Canadian Open, also known as the Canada Masters and known for sponsorship reasons as the Rogers Cup, is an annual tennis tournament. It is the second-oldest tournament in all of tennis behind only Wimbledon.
Living a double life must be a huge challenge. We hear of men who have two families in two different locations, and somehow manage to keep everything straight. It is beyond my imagination how difficult this must be – not only is it illegal and immoral, the hypocrisy must be overwhelming. In a spiritual sense, those who try to walk the line between following Jesus and at the same time living to gain all this world has to offer also find this to be a huge challenge. Jesus says this in Matthew 6:24: “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.” The principles of the Kingdom of God and those of the world are diametrically opposed. The world says that we are at the center of our own universe. The Bible teaches us that God is the centre of everything and we only have peace when we place Him at the centre of our lives. Trying to balance both is impossible. If you are a follower of Jesus, follow Him alone.
These have been words from the heart.