No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Cross References1 Kings 18:21
Then Elijah approached all the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him. But if Baal is, follow him." But the people did not answer a word.
2 Kings 17:41
So these nations worshiped the LORD but also served their idols, and to this day their children and grandchildren continue to do as their fathers did.
I tell you, use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings.
If, then, you have not been faithful with worldly wealth, who will entrust you with true riches?
No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
For when you were slaves to sin, you were free of obligation to righteousness.
Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.
You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.
Chapter Outline1. Giving to the Needy
5. The Lord's Prayer
16. Proper Fasting
19. Store up Treasures in Heaven
25. Do Not Worry
33. but seek God's kingdom.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Joshua 24:15, 19, 20
1 Samuel 7:3
1 Kings 18:21
2 Kings 17:33, 34, 41
2 Timothy 4:10
1 John 2:15, 16
Luke 16:9, 11, 13
1 Timothy 6:9, 10, 17
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