Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2014 November 18 - Morning Manna

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)

Today's Morsel:  Someone wrote a secular song that says, "When you're trying to love two, sure ain't easy to do."  But of course, Jesus had already told us that.  If you try to serve God and at the same time try to obtain the riches of this world, it isn't going to work.  Jesus said you are either go to love one and hate the other or you are going to hold to the one and despise the other.  Moses told Israel what their priority must be.  He said, "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates"(Deuteronomy 6:4-9).  And then he told them, when everything is going well for you, "Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage" (Deuteronomy 6:12). You see, if you try to serve God and mammon, pretty soon one of them is going to steal your heart.  I pray that you will let it be Jesus.

Sing: You are the love of my life, you are the hope that I cling to, you mean more than this world to me. I wouldn't trade you for silver or gold.  I wouldn't trade you for riches untold, you mean more than this life to me.

Thought for Today: Trying to love two, sure ain't easy to do.

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