“You Can’t Serve Two Masters”
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.”
In this passage, Jesus is in the middle of the “Sermon on the Mount” which takes up chapters 5-7. Some would say it’s the greatest sermon ever preached. Jesus has a big crowd and His disciples and He begins to teach about the beatitudes and how we are the salt of the Earth and light of world. He also just taught about law, anger, lust, divorce, keeping your word, loving your enemies, giving to the needy, prayer, fasting, money, and criticizing others. He had quite a following and has just mention money.
Jesus’ next topic is worry. Most of us understand worry because we experience it. The word “worry” in the Greek is merimnao, which has two root words – “divided” and “mind”. In the Greek language, worrying means to be divided in your mind or target. In context, Jesus is speaking about God and Money.
“No man can serve two masters”. We know that we are not to worry and that we are to replace our worry (divided thoughts) with a focus on God. Worry is like a rocking chair, it will give you something to do, but it will not get you anywhere. God knows our needs and we can trust Him to provide.
QUESTION: Are you trusting God to meet your needs today?