24 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 KJV)
The word mammon is referring to money, and if you love money and put it as your God, then you can’t love God also. This saying is so true of many things, as you cannot serve two masters at once, and if you are worshipping things, or money, then you will not find yourself worshipping God. This generation is so materialistic, that many worship their smart phones, computers, televisions, etc., more than they worship God. The Bible makes it clear that if you make idols out of these things, then you are worshipping idols (Colossians 3:5). God does not want us to put any things ahead of Him, and if you are really a born again Christian, you will not put anything ahead of your relationship with God.
This is the reason that Jesus taught that it was hard for a rich person to enter into heaven (Matthew 19:23-24), as those that are rich tend to worship, and trust, their riches ahead of God, and make idols out of things. You don’t have to be poor to be saved, but you have to stay focused on God, no matter what your financial situation, and not put any person, or thing, ahead of God. I pray that I will always put God first in all things, and always obey Him, to assure my salvation (Hebrews 5:9). Thank you Lord for your directions.
Devotional by Pastor Joe W. Green, www.Infinite-Faith.com