The Bible says, “NO servant 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.” (Luke 16:13)
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
No matter how you look at it, we live in a nasty world. Most of the people (not you) are looking for fame, fortune, security, and wealth. So lets call it what it is = RICHES! Question: What is riches? Answer: MAMMON! The hunger and thirst for riches is ridiculous. People are so impatient for money that one can see the sweat (like plastic rain drops) dripping off their big foreheads. They will lie, cheat, steal, plot, and do whatever it takes to get money out of others.
When you serve the LIVING GOD, trouble will come your way. Tests, trials, and tribulations knock at your door but don’t submit. You ain’t got to turn tricks and plot to get money, a new pair of shoes, or whatever to achieve your goals. Certainly, ill circumstances befall of us but the devil sends them your way to fool you out of God’s blessings. You see, the devil knows that “blessings” are on the way to you as a reward for overcoming but you cannot see it because your troubles inflame your vision. These trials and tribulations come to make you strong not to break you. The Lord does not glory in your failures as He said, “I would that you live abundantly…above all you can imagine….”
Not only is God our Father, HE IS OUR MASTER! Jesus said, “…there is none good but the FATHER….” As our Good FATHER, HE will make a way out of no way for HIS obedient children. Remember the phrase, “man’s extremity is GOD’S opportunity….”
As the WORD of GOD says, “No servant can serve two masters….” In this respect, you must serve, trust, and obey the LORD GOD every day (not sometimes or when you feel like it). If someone (like Hollywood) is tempting you with fame, glory, material goods, property, riches, wealth, drugs, or whatever, you must learn to resist the temptation as your soul is more precious than silver and gold.
The WORD of GOD says, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” If you cannot understand the last phrase, Google all the folks in Hollywood who got turned out, dropped, destroyed, and died too soon for money, fame, fortune, and fool’s glory. For example, if the Hollywood producer or director tells you to do something (contrary to the Word of God) for wages and you do it, then, you choose to sin against GOD!
If you stand up (in the name of the LORD JESUS) to the Hollywood producer or director, YOU’VE WON the battle against good and evil. You might not get the part or you may be fired but so what! Again, YOU’VE WON in the sight of the LORD GOD and GOD is a jealous GOD! You made the choice to serve GOD not mammon! You may walk away broke but you are rich in the LORD JESUS and your integrity is still in tact. Plus, the devil did not get the victory over your body, mind, and soul! Praise the Lord!
Whatever you do with your life is your business but you don’t own yourself…you did not make yourself…and you did not put yourself on this planet. Furthermore, “YOU CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS – YOU CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS!”
Have a Blessed Day!