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Thursday Devo


Luke 16:13
13 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”


16:13 You cannot serve God and money. Jesus does not say “should not serve” but “cannot serve”. Those who are Jesus’ true disciples must make an either/or choice between serving God and serving money. “Money” is personified here in parallel with “God,” indicating the way in which money can often take on an idolatrous place in one’s life. The way to serve God rather than money is to put one’s resources to the service of others and the work of the kingdom.
Serve (Gk. douleuō) indicates the work of a slave, not an employee. Since a slave is the sole property of one master, he must give the master exclusive service. A disciple’s loyalties cannot be divided—that is, one is either a slave to God or to money.


  • The bottom line is that the way we see our earthly treasure says everything about our hearts. Jesus plainly says that you can't serve both God and money. He doesn't say you "shouldn't," he says you "can't."Are you living for TEMPORAL riches or TRUE riches? Are you living to leave an EARTHLY LEGACY or are you truly living in light of ETERNITY?

  •  We all must ask ourselves what is most important to us in this life. There is plenty of teaching in scripture about money and how difficult it is for the wealthy to enter the Kingdom of God. Having plenty of money (which if you live in America, you do) makes it difficult for us to rely on God for our needs. We think we have things under control and have no need for him. Our focus can easily slip from devotion to God to all our stuff and activities. Where is your focus? What do your bank accounts, calendars and conversations tell you about what is most important to you?


  • That you would live for TRUE, ETERNAL riches.
  • That you would focus on what matters most.

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory !

3. Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? Since “all have sinned” and the “wages of sin is death,” Jesus had to die on the cross to pay the fine for my sin so I could be right with God.
(Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:21-23, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:1-6; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22)

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