Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Who Is Your Lord?"

"No 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."  Matthew 6:24

I turned on the television last night and caught the last 30 seconds of a sermon.  Although I didn't hear the whole message what I heard quickened in my spirit.  I don't know if this is what the whole message was about or not, but I feel impressed to share what I got from those last few seconds.

The minister was having the congregation repeat-- "Jesus is Lord".  Then he said something to the effect of-- don't let fear lord over you, etc.  What I want to ask is this:  Who is your Lord?  Whoever you give the "rule" of your life to; whoever you give the preeminence; whoever controls you is your lord.  We could also say, instead of whoever, whatever. 

You can't serve two masters.  You can't have two lords.  You can only have one or else your "house is divided".  Division leads to double-mindedness.  A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.  Perhaps this is why your life feels like it is "out of sorts".  Perhaps this is why your life feels "wishy-washy".  Perhaps this is why you can't seem to get any peace or order in your life.  You are trying to serve two masters.  You are trying to serve two lords. 

Who is the lord of your life?  Is Jesus?  Or is fear?  Does fear set your course and direct your steps?  Or is worry your lord?  Does it cause you to make decisions that are detrimental?  Does it cause you to take the wrong path?  If so, it is the lord of your life.  What about depression?  Anxiety?  Guilt?  Condemnation?  Grief?  Pain?  A besetting sin?  An addiction?  Selfishness? Who, or what, is lording/ruling your life-- "calling the shots"; dictating your actions, controlling your thoughts?  Is it Jesus or something else?

Have a great day.  Who is the lord of your life?

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