Today’s Reading: Luke 16
“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.” Luke 16:13
Money, money, money. You need it to live, yet you cannot focus all of your attention on it. Money itself is not bad. God created us to work, and our work earns us money, which we can then pay to have a roof over our heads, clothes on our back, and food on our table. But, if all we are doing is working to earn money, especially an excess of money to get whatever we want in this life, that is where money can lead us astray.
Verse 16 says that we cannot serve both God and money. We need to have our priorities in the correct order. When we focus on serving God, yes, we are probably still working to provide for ourselves, but it’s seen as a necessary part of life and second to God. We know that he is the one who has given us gifts and talents to work to earn the money, and he will provide for us even if our gifts or talents fail.
Spend time in prayer asking God to help you focus on what is most important this holiday season: Him.