Word of the day: Matthew 6 vs 24 – You can’t Serve Two Masters

Word of the day: Matthew 6 vs 24 – You can’t Serve Two Masters

Caption: You can’t Serve Two Masters

 

Memorise: “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 NKJV

 

Matthew 6:24  – NLT –  “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.

 

Matthew 6:24  – GNB – “No one can be a slave of two masters; he will hate one and love the other; he will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24 GNB

 

Matthew 6:24   – AMP – “No one can serve two masters; for 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 God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].

 

Matthew 6:24  – ESV – “No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and money.

 

Matthew 6:24  – NIV – “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

 

Bible verse in Yoruba

Matteu 06:24 – Ko si ẹniti o le sìn oluwa meji: nitori yala yio korira ọkan, yio si fẹ ekeji; tabi yio faramọ ọkan, yio si yàn ekeji ni ipọsi. Ẹnyin ko le sìn Oluwa pẹlu mammoni.

 

Key: When Jesus Christ used the word “serve” He used it to represent total devotion. In other words, no one can be totally devoted to two masters. One’s loyalty will be revealed when situations conspire to force a choice between them. 

As Believers, God must be our priority. In any given situation in which we must decide between obedience to God’s commandment and personal gains, we must always choose God. 

 

Question for Meditation: If circumstances force you to make a choice between serving God and worldly riches, which will you choose?

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