Friday, 18 March 2016

The spirit of Mammon seeks to Be YOUR MASTER by making you think you need him

The reason why Jesus said that no one can serve two masters in Matthew 6:24, that is both God and mammon, is that both God and mammon demand to be our master. Mammon indeed does demand to be your master. He is actively seeking to make you be his slave by feeding on your flesh to satisfy the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). He seeks to do this in the most insidious of ways - by making you think you "need" all these earthly things, including basic temporal needs such as food, shelter and clothing. In making you think you "need" these things, he makes you anxious for these things. 

To think that you need these things, is itself to be anxious for such things. It it itself to not trust God, out of your own self-sufficiency. No, what you need, or rather, who you need is God, who will then give you all these things out of His grace. It is only God who you need, and He will give you all that you truly need. The only thing you need to God and to seek first His righteousness. If you do that, God will most definitely and absolutely provide what you need to do His will. You will not even need to think about your earthly temporal needs of food, shelter and clothing. 

 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.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

(Matthew 6:24-34)