Friday, 18 March 2016

The Subtlety of the spirit of Mammon and his Seduction through Anxiety and Independence

A person who does not want to serve mammon, but God, may still fall into trying to serve both God and mammon by not fully trusting and obeying God; trusting that He will provide (Matthew 6:24-34) and obeying God fully out of fear of God (Proverbs 8:13, 9:10; Matthew 10:28). As a result of failing to fully trust and serve God and His alone, he gives into his flesh which is still seeking to dominate him. The flesh loves nothing by sin, and seeks only to serve its appetite for the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life (1 John 2:16). 

Mammon seeks to tempt the true Christian by weakening his trust in God, so that he will not, nor cannot fully trust God, and therefore not fully obey God. As such, he will, not might, or possibly, but will be seeking to do things in his own strength. To still doubt about God and His Word is itself to not trust Him, and therefore is evil. It is itself to desire to be independent of God, seeking one's own wants and one's own ways. Through failure to fully trust God, he will automatically by default not trust in God's provision, and therefore will seek to trust mammon, which he flesh can only seek to satisfy and trust.