Money principle #14: Give Money; Don’t Serve It


“No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. —Luke 14:13–14

When Jesus says, “you cannot serve God and money,” the word used for money is specifically “mammon.” Just as “wisdom” is personified throughout the Bible, Jesus personifies money here as another entity that vies for our allegiance. What’s interesting here is that the Pharisees were infected with this love of money, and it caused them to immediately discount what Jesus was saying.  

It’s important that we periodically do a personal wellness check in regards to our attitudes about money and possessions. One of the sure signs that there might be a problem is related to how quickly we dismiss the idea that there might be a problem.

This article was originally published on October 31, 2016 by Article re-posted with permission. Click here to read the original article.