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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
6:24 Mammon - Riches, money; any thing loved or sought, without reference to God. #Luke 16:13|.
Mt 6:24 No man can serve two masters. He cannot give his heart to two services at the same time. He cannot follow two callings successfully. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. This is the direct application. The Chaldee word "Mammon" means money or riches. It is here personified as an idol. "Mammon" originally meant "trust", or confidence, and riches is the trust of worldly men. If God be not the object of supreme trust, something else will be, and it is more likely to be money.
Patrick's comment on 2013-10-26 06:06:18:
When God prompts me to go on a missions trip but I can't because a co-worker already has that time off...at that moment, I realize that I am serving Mammon...yes, I am loving God and despising my job. Now it is up to me to believe for God's wisdom and to find "knowledge of witty inventions" with the ultimate goal of creating enough passive residual income so that I can be financially free, no longer trading my time for money and able to be available every time the Master calls.
Ricky's comment on 2013-09-13 18:52:35:
Tom, I like your comment and agree wholeheartedly!
Jim M's comment on 2013-08-01 11:14:19:
Jesus isn't condemning Money; rather the LOVE of money. You can only serve (LOVE) one Master...
Fiona Carty's comment on 2013-07-24 11:12:46:
Why should we not acknowledge people who excel at their fields, whatever that field. I do not feel it is my place to judge if someone should take money or how much they should take for the sport they play. I believe God is loving and gave us many beautiful gifts in life. I believe one of the gifts he gave us is the ability to take a skill level above that of other creatures and I believe that to truly acknowledge and serve God I need to acknowledge this. I do not believe it is up to me to judge what that person is paid or if their heart is clean in their acceptance of this pay. It is my job in my opinion to ensure that I am settled in my heart with the monies that I receive and that I act in a way personally to honour to God.
Ray's comment on 2013-02-15 22:51:40:
Amen Wayne! It seems to me that the desire for success in this world has seeped into the hearts. We have lost the context of scriptures.
Tom's comment on 2013-01-31 10:24:11:
When we do not place God first in our lives, when we do not allow his spirit to rule our thoughts, when we do not apply his word to every choice we make, what are we truly seeking? Seek first the kingdom of God and all this will be added to you. It amazes me how far the world has fallen away, just look around, pride everywhere, entertainment has taken over every aspect of our lives, our idol is the life we live in this flesh. God says love this life and you will lose life, well then the vast majority alive today are dead, and do not even know it. It like a spiders web consisting of every facet of life, all based on the all mighty dollar, the holly wood industry calls it being creative, aka talented, same with the music industry, sports too with their hall of fame, all being paid astronomical amounts of money, and we call them STARS. No one considers themselves lost because they are rich, but just how rich are they? What do you think Jesus thinks about everything I have mentioned? The world is spinning out of control, people really have no concept of what a treasure is, being rich is, FOR WHAT DOES IT PROFIT A MAN (OR WOMAN) IF HE(OR SHE) GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD BUT LOSES HIS SOUL?
Wayne Fisher's comment on 2012-10-08 05:40:11:
Brilliant pointing out of mankindís PSYCHE. I am in HE and He in me.
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