“No servant 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.” Luke 16:13Text — Luke 16:11-13
Slavery is a condition in which one human being is owned by another. During the slave trade, a slave was considered by law as a property and was deprived of most of the rights that other people are entitled to. A slave has a master who bought him like a piece of furniture and could sell or even kill him without being asked any question. The slave owes the master unquestionable obedience. Jesus taught those who came to Him and claim to be His followers, yet were loyal to the religious leaders of that time, that it was not possible for them to serve God and their religious masters.
Do you have a master? One that you submit to and obey? It could even be your friend who influences what you do or the things of this world that are calling for your attention (worldly games, bad associations). It is not possible to submit to ungodly counsel from friends, teachers, neighbours and the people of the world and still claim to be a child of God. God desires that you surrender your whole life to Him. Repent and turn away from your sins, forsake your old master and turn to Jesus. Ask Him to be your personal Saviour and Lord. Allow Him to reign in your heart as your Master, you will never remain the same.
Prayer for today
I am Your servant Lord, help me to serve You always.