Liberated from Mammon’s Cruelty

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“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life…” (Matt 6:24-25, NKJV)

(Today’s devo is a continuation of the last two days’ posts. You can find the first of the three here).

What does it mean to serve God instead of mammon? It is not coincidence that in this same Scripture passage, a few verses earlier, Jesus tenderly spoke these words: “For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (v. 6). Serving God means to trust Him with all your heart for all your needs, knowing that He is intimately familiar with them. His attention is fixed on you at all times, and He promises never to abandon you. He will come through for you. Beautifully so.

In contrast, serving mammon means that you put your trust in money itself and the world’s system of acquiring it. Ironically, Continue reading Liberated from Mammon’s Cruelty