Monday, July 11, 2011

What Does It Mean to Serve G-d?

You cannot serve G-d and Satan at the same time. You will either prefer sin while claiming to live for G-d, or you will hold on to your sinful lifestyle while openly despising G-d.

You cannot serve both G-d and money. This does not mean that G-d wants you to be poor, or not have nice things. It means you need to put G-d first in your life. One way you can put Him first is by tithing (giving a percentage of your income) to your home congregation/synagogue/church.

No one can serve two masters. Either you will *hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 6:24

*The word hate here signifies to love less in the original Greek.

1 comment:

  1. "..This does not mean that G-d wants you to be poor, or not have nice things..."
    I am not disagreeing with this, but I will add that Jesus lived in voluntary total poverty, owning nothing. We are advised to take nothing from this world, except the bare minimum needed for our survival, and to give everything we have to others, to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect. These are not commandments, but I will call "recommendations" by those who seek to follow Him. To live in the comforts of the flesh is somewhat in opposition to the growth of the spirit.