Who Is Your Master?

Who is your Master?

Luke 16:13 “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.”

The implication of the text is, we are servants to someone, the question is, who? The options appear to either God or mammon (money). We could as easily say God’s glory or our glory. Most of us Christians would probably say we are servants of God but if we evaluate our lives according to scripture we might find ourselves more hypocritical than we think. The Bible teaches us much about the servant master relationship. One particular lesson is

the servant only has the supply of his master to draw from. Genesis 24 gives us a great example of this. Abraham sends his servant to find Isaac his bride, this is a great picture of God the Father sending the Holy Spirit to find Christ a bride. In this story the servant takes of his master’s wealth and journeys toward Mesopotamia (Genesis 24:10). He had all he needed to convince the potential bride that Isaac was well able to care for her. As Christians we have been given the Holy Spirit with spiritual gifts (Ephesians 1:3, Galatians 5:22-23, Philippians 4:19, and 2 Timothy 1:7). We have all we need from our master that is if we have been purchased by Him (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). If you have not been purchased by Christ then you are still sold under sin (Romans 7:14) and your flesh is your master (Galatians 5:17-21). Which supply are you drawing from, the flesh or the Spirit

? This is how you know who your master is! The reason a lot of people do not experience victory over sinful strongholds is not because they lack desire to quit sinning but they lack desire to please the right master, God! Too often we live our lives to pursue comfort rather than the Masters cause! Abraham had a servant he could trust because he was concerned about pleasing Abraham! By the way this servant of Abraham didn’t seem hungry or dissatisfied with his position. The Lord Jesus will always have plenty for his servants to enjoy! Remember, sometimes only the servants see the miracles of God (John 2:9). Let’s be proactive in our service for Christ!


                                     Read: Galatians 5

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