Saturday, 14 March 2015

What a church trying to serve mammon looks like

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:1-3).
When a church yields to the lusts of the eyes, lust of the flesh and pride of life, it becomes more like the world. It will start to try serving mammon. It is not that will serve God and mammon, but it will try to serve mammon. 
Jesus said: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6:24). 
You may say, "I have my needs". That's exactly what it means to serve mammon - to be anxious about your needs, instead of trusting that  God will provide them.