30 September 2005

God and Mammon

"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 ... The constant employment of the capabilities to amass wealth on earth binds the man to earth. He becomes a slave to mammon. When wealth increases, the idolatrous heart becomes forgetful of God, and grows self-secure and satisfied. Religious duties are neglected. There is an impatience manifested under restraint, and the man becomes self-sufficient. All spiritual things are clouded, for the mind's eye is directed earthward. The worldly tendencies, both by nature and practice, have become more fully developed, and the spiritual faculties are paralyzed. Having eyes, men see not; having ears, they hear not. The gross, earthly mind cannot see the pure, sublime truths of the gospel, but views everything from a worldling's standpoint. The world comes in between the soul and heaven. His eyes are blinded by the "god of this world," [2 Corinthians 4:4] so that he cannot discern or appreciate the value of eternal things ... http://sdabooks.tripod.com/egw-art5.htm http://www.thenazareneway.com/God%20and%20Mammon.htm GTHN!


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