Who’s Serving Whom? - Turning Points with God

Who’s Serving Whom?

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.

Matthew 6:24

Pretend you are given a bank account that receives a fresh deposit of $86,400 every day. You are free to spend the money any way you want, but the unspent balance is not carried forward to the next day. Regardless of what you’ve spent by the end of the day, the balance is reset daily at $86,400. What would you do with such a bank account?

Now consider the fact that each dollar represents the number of seconds in one day: 24 hours per day x 60 minutes per hour x 60 seconds per minute = 86,400 seconds. Once they are “spent,” they disappear, and the balance is reset at 12:00:01 a.m. every day. Some people become slaves of what they have; they live frantic lives, trying to spend time, talent, and treasure before they lose those things. In so doing, they become servants of things that are supposed to serve them. Jesus said we cannot serve both God and money (things of this world). And the only way to keep our priorities straight is to have a wise, godly plan: today I’m going to glorify God this way with my time, talent, and treasure. Do you have such a plan?

To have a plan and not follow it is the same as having no plan at all.

We view all of life as a sacred trust to be used wisely.


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Turning Points with God
By David Jeremiah

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