“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, KJV.
“Cash rules everything around me, cream, Get the money, dollar dollar bill ya’ll!” C.R.E.A.M. was an old popular rap song by the Wu Tang Clan, summing up what mammon is.
Mammon in the greek means wealth and the gain of it is the basis this world system operates by. According to mammon, wealth is the key to your happiness and self-worth, therefore, live for it and not God. Mammon says you see what wealth and material possessions can do, and you can have it all if you serve me–not God.
Ask yourself, even as a believer, “Is money all I think about?” “Are my decisions based on material gain or God’s will?” “Does what I’m pursuing say I believe possessions will make me happy?” “Am I serving mammon and not God?” God says we can’t serve two masters. Either you will love one and hate the other. Either you will embrace the one, and despise the other. Despise mammon because it will always permanently promise what it only temporarily delivers. Hate mammon because it ultimately leaves you unhappy.
Choose to embrace the Lord’s ways in your life. Hold fast to seeking His kingdom and righteousness first, knowing the Father keeps His promises. Love to do His will with your money, Who promises to bless and prosper you. He defines who you are, and with him, you can do all things, including have a blessed life financially without having to compromise who you serve.
God is the key to real happiness, and it won’t cost you a dime and He saves the soul. Make the gritty choice to truly serve God with your life–not mammon.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word today. Thank You for revealing to me the truth about mammon. Examine my heart and if I am a man serving the wrong master, I repent and choose to serve You. I reject mammon and my happiness will not be dictated by money and things. I am happy living and doing things Your way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Matthew 6:24-33