DEVOTION:Who Is On Your Driver’s Seat?
In today’s passage, Christ makes a point that seem out of place but when we examine it carefully, it is a fitting conclusion to the previous thoughts especially verses 19-21. In these verses He said,
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
We concluded yesterday that this is not only a wise advice, but also it is the right way for believers to live their lives here on earth. When one focuses on the things of the world, these things become a driving force in their lives. In other words, he or she is led by what they desire to have. And since the desire is to build and store treasures here on earth, it also means God is not a priority in the lives of such individuals.
Just in case you have any doubts about the impact of storing your treasures here on earth, read the following conclusion from Our Lord Jesus Christ,
No one can serve two masters. Matthew 6:24a
Christ makes this categorical statement. Then He explains why this statement is true.
Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Matthew 6:24b
The reason this is true, Christ says there will be a decision to be made if you are serving two masters. You will hate one and love the other. Or you will be more committed to serving one but neglect the other. Because of this fact, Christ makes this conclusion:
You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24c
The one you serve is the one you love and are committed to serving. If you love money, then you are serving money. To state it differently by using the words of Jesus, money becomes your master.
We can therefore make this conclusion: Whoever is your master is sitting on your driver’s seat. In other words, this is what directs your life.
1. Is it possible that you are pretending to serve God and money at the same time? If this is what you believe you are doing, then you are deceiving yourself. If you look into your life carefully, you will notice that you are really serving only one of them. Therefore the question you must ask yourself is this: Who am I truly serving?
2. Is there anything wrong with loving money? Yes! Here is what the Apostle Paul warns his young disciple and Pastor.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10
3. Here is another reason why the love of money is dangerous.
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10
4. I recently heard someone giving advise about money. Here is what I heard, “If you do not talk to your money; it will talk to you”. Now this sounds hilarious! But when you think about it, you are either dictating to your money what you want it to do or it is dictating to you what it needs you to do. It is simply a question of control. Are you in control of your money or is it in control of your life?
5. Is it possible that you have been trapped in a never-ending chase of money? Has this interfered with your love of and service to God? Then you need to surrender to God and ask Him to deliver you from the love of money. You must learn to be content with what you have and trust God to provide for your needs.
6. Whoever is your master is the one who seats on the driver’s seat of your life.
No one can serve two masters.
Either you will hate the one
Love the other, or you will
Be devoted to the one
And despise the other.
You cannot serve
Both God and
In light of this
What is your answer to this question?
WHO IS ON YOUR DRIVER’S SEAT?