How Many Masters?
It’s not complicated. Jesus said it very plainly: “No one can serve two masters. 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 both God and money.” (Luke 16:13)
The simple clarity of the verse leads us to these three challenges:
- Be single-minded about God’s word. Let’s do what Joshua did, meditating on the Word day and night, being careful to do everything written in it. The result for his life was a succession of victories and an influence that touched an entire nation. (Joshua 24:15)
- Be single minded about God’s will. By yielding wholly to the Lord, refusing to be conformed to the pattern of this world, the believer is transformed spiritually. (Romans 12:2)
- Be single minded about God’s work. Our lives are consumed with activities that take our time and drain our energy. But, the wise steward keeps a single-minded focus on what’s truly important: the work of God and the fulfillment of His purposes in us!