No One Can Serve Two Masters

Sep 27, 2012

"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Jesus made this statement in His discourse to his diciples while teaching about economics. He recognized that the human condition was such that we focus on the things we can see and not on the things we can't see. Just as the framing structure of a building is not seen with the natural eye, so the world around us has framework that can only be seen with the spiritual eye. I have read many articles which indicate that healthcare, taxes, terrorism, jobs, education, immigration, environment, gay marriage, foreign oil and abortion are the issues that appear on most people's list of concerns. It is interesting that abortion and gay marriage are less important issues to the larger electorate than say healthcare or jobs. Because of that most people who enter the voting booths on November 6th, will choose the candidate whose party platform best represents their economic interest without considering that moral issues have an economic impact that's greater than can be seen with the natural eye. I can understand a person who is not a Christ-follower making decisions about which party to support that are solely based on economics. I'm not sure if I understand why a person who professes to be a Christ-follower would allow economic concerns to trump the moral concerns in determining which party they would choose to vote for in this election. Here's why: Jesus went on to encourage those listening to His discussion to not worry about what they would eat or drink or where they would live. These are all necessities of life and are economic in nature. He further instructed them to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and the economic concerns would take care of themselves. Knowing that fact causes me to conclude that the challenges facing our nation can't be solved by either of our political parties. If we heed Jesus' wisdom and seek God first, we will have the insight and resolve to do what is necessary to solve the challenges before us as a nation.



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