Theme: WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE?
Text: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” – Matthew 6:24.
Comment: Our Lord Jesus Christ in this text used the example of a servant to illustrate a vital spiritual truth: that one cannot serve God wholeheartedly and also be preoccupied with acquiring all the riches of the world. A servant cannot serve two masters satisfactorily. His attention would be divided, and at some point, he has to choose which side his preference lies. One can only concentrate fully on one thing at the same time. (James 4:4) The word mammon means wealth or riches. It is used as the personification of riches. Those on the Lord’s side will not be hasty to be rich as those of that disposition have “an evil eye”, in that they readily violate the laws of God. (Proverbs 28:20, 22) Such ones, like Demas, cannot remain steadfast in the work. – 2 Timothy 4:10.
In his interpretation of the seed that fell among thorns Christ spoke of the person “that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful”. (Matthew 13: 22) Those on the Lord’s side should always look to God Almighty and His son Jesus Christ by way of trusting in Them and serving Them wholeheartedly. “But SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; and all these things shall be added unto you”. – Matthew 6: 33.