Monday, November 30, 2015

Cannot Serve, Take No Thought, Receive His Life

24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 

I always found it interesting that Jesus went from "You cannot serve two master", to "take no thought for your life."

It seemed kind of confusing that Jesus did not then say: "Choose to serve this master or that master."

Clearly, we should not chase after things, materials, the things of this life:

In fact, we need life, we need Him, and this life we receive through His righteousness

"In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death." (Proverbs 12: 28)


"In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death." (Proverbs 21: 21)

So, let us then draw a wise revelation from this passage.

How do we serve God? When we take no thought for our life, and receive His life!

"Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. 40But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: 42But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." (Luke 10: 38-43)

Mary served Jesus by receiving from Him!

This new life in turn grants us power to keep His commandments:

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." (John 13: 34)

and then

"And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment." (1 John 3: 23)

We cannot serve God in and of ourselves, and we need His life to do anything for him. Stop seekings things, take no thought for anything, and receive His life!

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