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Luke 16:13 – Two Masters

April 17 Luke 16 13 KJVJesus taught in Matthew 7:13, “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.” The world’s values is a wide path that leaves lots of room for wavering and weaving. But the God’s path is narrow and there is only one way – one gate – that gets us into heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”

The simple truth is that there is no way you can be a servant to both the world and to God. We each much choose a master. Either we will follow the way of the world, whose master is Satan or we will choose to follow God. It can’t be both ways. You can’t go through life with one foot on God’s side of the fence and one foot on the world’s side. You can’t say, “I’ll follow God on this commandment, but for this one, I choose to follow the world.” It’s all or nothing. You’re either all in for Satan – or all in for God. In fact, when the Pharisees thought they could serve both God and money, Jesus told them that their desire to be esteemed among men was an abomination to God. God does not approve of the world’s values. If you say, “I’ll make God king of my heart,” then He has to be king over every part of your life. If He’s king of your heart, he’ll be king of your finances, your marriage, your words, your actions, your eyes, your feet, your hands, your parenting, your work ethics. If He’s king of your heart, then He’s king in the day and in the night – He’s king when people are watching and when they are not.

You have to choose. Will you serve Satan or will you serve God. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t have two masters. Which one will you love and which one will you hate?

If you say, “I’ll make God king of my heart,” then He’ll be king of your finances, your marriage, your words, your eyes, your feet, your hands. If He’s king of your heart, then He’s king when people are watching and when they are not.
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God, we acknowledge that we are your servants and choose you to be our Master and King. Help us to live so that the world knows who our Master is. We surrender every part of ourselves and lives to you and invite you to be King.

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