What the Bible says about Serving Two Masters Devotional
What the Bible says about Serving Two Masters Devotional
Today we see too many that are deceived into serving two masters. Justifying sin, calling evil good and good evil, and those who serve money instead of serving God. This is what the Bible says would happen in the end days. I spoke with an atheist recently that felt strongly against Christians because every ‘Christian‘ she had ever come in contact with did not live Godly. I see these ‘Christians‘ as people who never truly converted; they continued serving two masters.
This shows the power of our living testimony. People are always watching Christians to see if they live how they are called to live. We are all sinners, and no one is perfect except Jesus, but I feel we can all do better being living proof that we serve one master. James says we are to make sure our faith is in God alone; that when we need wisdom we should ask for it and it shall be given, but that we should ensure our faith is in Him alone.
Don’t Waiver in Your Faith
We are not to waiver in our faith for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. It explains that those people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
If you are asking for wisdom and not receiving it see where your true loyalty lies. Is it divided? Is your faith in God alone? Did you ever truly convert your life over to God? He goes on to say that when your loyalty is divided between the world and God that person is unstable in everything they do.
Does it feel that nothing you do seems to have stability? We will all go through seasons of trials, but God is always there. If it seems you can find any stability you need to make sure your loyalty and faith are in God alone. Ensure that you are not depending on your own understanding to bring you through trials and difficulties.
We Cannot Serve Two Masters
In Luke, it says, “No servant 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.” We cannot serve two masters without hating one and loving the other. If we love the world and money, then we will hate God because we cannot be a part of the world and its sin and love God’s discipline and moral law.
I urge you to do your research in the Bible and see how your life holds up according to God’s law and will for your life. Evaluate who or what you have placed your trust in. If one thing goes wrong is your world falling apart, or are you okay because your faith and trust are in God, and you know he will never forsake you?
We should not live our lives based on how others tell us we should, or even how the church or tradition tells us we should, but how God and His word tell us we should. You will not make it to Heaven by the following of tradition. Once you’ve given your life to God and accepted Jesus as your savior, you must do your best to follow the life He tells you to. Keep your faith in Him because people will let you down. We are all human and make mistakes. If you place your faith and trust in people, you will end up resenting God when they mess up or hurt you.
Serve one master, don’t serve the world, don’t put your faith in money, material items, or anything else that comes from the world because it cannot and will not sustain you. Get back to the foot of the cross, read the Bible for yourself, pray, and seek His will in everything you do.
Being a servant of God is an ongoing season of growth that takes self-discipline. At no moment can you let your guard down lest you give the enemy room to deceive you.
Do you feel your loyalty is divided? In what areas could you do better in surrendering to God? When things go wrong who do you turn to and put your faith and trust in? Make a list of all the things you need to do better in giving to God.
I come to you today seeking revelation in the areas of my life where my loyalty is divided and my faith waivers. Reveal to me the areas of my life that I need to do better with trusting You in. Help me to make sure I am serving one master. Show me the ways in which I live that are displeasing to you so that I may repent and change. Help me to get in Your word more often and base the way I live from Your word and Your will alone. I do not want to be unstable in all that I do, nor love one master and despise the other. Reveal to me the areas I am lacking in that need to be surrendered to you; for I am not in control, You are. Thank you for your never-ending mercy and grace, for your wisdom and discipline.
It’s in your name I pray,
Bible Verses Referenced:
“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.”
“No servant 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.”
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
I hope you enjoyed this devotional about serving two masters. Whether you are an old, or new Christian, here are some resources below that help you in claiming every area of your life for God. Sometimes we need structure in our Faith. This structure helps with dedication and motivation to keep our focus where it needs to be. Constantly putting your time and attention into things that strengthen your relationship with God is the best thing you can do for spiritual growth and nourishment.
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Great devotional. Luke 16:13 is one of my favorite passages. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for your feedback . I’m glad you enjoyed it ♥️ It is a beautiful verse and reminder.