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You Cannot Serve Two Masters

Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters.” Well, why not? It seems like we could. 
Jesus explains: “You will like one more than the other or be more loyal to one than the other” (CEV). And he continues, “You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord]” (Matt 6:24 AMP). He makes a good point.

Sometimes things take the place of God—things like iPads or other tablets, video games, toys, stuffed animals, even sports and school work. Well, we spend so much time on these other things and activities that we forget God is directing our lives, not the things or activities. And when we forget God, our God-like qualities wither and wilt, like a plant we’ve forgotten to water. When we remember God, we are ready to serve Him because He is constantly serving us—giving us everything we need. 

And, what does it mean to serve God? To be kind to others. To think of others ahead of yourself. To be honest, humble, generous, forgiving. To give with your heart—to touch someone else’s heart. That’s what Grampa Joe is helping Steven understand when they are together after school every day. The question is: Does Steven get it? Let’s read and find out!   And, the Bible story about the Poor Rich Man shows what happens when we serve money and things.
Enjoy!

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