Jesus 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 God’s path is narrow and there is only one way – one gate – that gets us into heaven. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” There is only one way through the narrow gate and Jesus is the way. We either choose Him as our master or we choose the wide gate with the world as our master.
Either the world is the master or God is your master
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.
The world’s way is an abomination to 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, and your hobbies. Simply put, if He’s king of your heart, He’s king in every moment and in every place you go. 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. And He’s king when you’re on the internet and when you sit in front of the TV.
You have to choose a master
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?
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 our lives to you and invite you to be King.
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Download our Free 2021 Bible Memory Verse Plan
We’ve put together 52 memory verses for you to hide God’s Word in your heart! You can download the full document for free and then print a new verse each week and as many copies as you’d like. Each verse prints four times on a page so that you can then cut them into index size cards and place them in prominent places where you will see them frequently throughout the day to help you remember to memorize them. Just because you visited our site, they’re yours for free! Download today.2021 Memory Verse Plan
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With just 30-40 minutes per day, you can read the entire Bible in one year. The One-Year Bible Reading Plan consists of both Old Testament and New Testament readings for each day of the year. The Bible is God’s personal Word to you. What is He saying to you today? Open your Bible and find out!One Year Bible Reading Plan
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Once in the store, you can click on the customize tab and add your school name or graduate’s name!
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God, Love and Marshmallow Wars by Julia M. Bruce
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God, Love and Marshmallow Wars is a book that includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
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