If you had to pick one …

I didn’t follow back my new Twitter follower. What we believe and teach were so far apart we wouldn’t have anything to share, our tweets would be nothing more than opposites of each other.

I realized that when I read one sentence she used in describing what she promotes in her job as a “life coach,” which was this sentence: “Fill your life with love and money.”

Teaching people that message is teaching them to believe and pursue the opposite of what God teaches us in the Bible. His message?

“19 Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be,” Matthew 6:19-21.

“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 both God
and money,”
Matthew 6:24.

God IS love, and the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10). Trying to make life about love AND money is to attempt to have two masters, something Jesus tells us we cannot have.

As we roll into a New Year, which will you pursue: love (God), or money? You can’t have two masters.