The Box

“No one can serve two masters; for 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” (Matt.6:24, NKJV).

We have to consider which master we will serve, whom we will be slaves to. We can’t serve two masters. So, there is a choice to be made. We can only submit ourselves as a willing slave to one; to do everything that our chosen master wants. 

We will choose one, but which will it be, God or money? God won’t share the heart of man. When we say to God, “You are my Lord, only Lord and I have no other to whom I offer my service,” there is a demand of loyalty. If that is not true, God will not have us and, ultimately, we will not win.

We cannot be righteous and unrighteous. Yet, it is not uncommon for people to think they can be. In the religious world, people are devout. They go to church every Sunday, they’re involved in all the activities, and they’re sentimental about God. Yet, when we investigate their lives, we find that they are immoral in their marriages. They live without any visible part of God in their lives. They don’t want to commit to Him only.

We can’t do both! We can’t be a servant of God and be immoral. We must make a single-minded choice. The double-minded say, “we will do both.” But no man can serve two masters. There is no point in thinking we can walk between the two. If we try, God will not have us!

At the store, a father gave his son an empty box and said, “Son, you can have anything you want, but you can only have one thing. Make a good choice.”

We can only choose to put one thing in our box. Amid the many voices, we need to listen to one more. “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 15:6). Jesus does not just offer life, He offers abundant life.

Now the question for us: what am I putting in my box?

Rickie Jenkins