Ye cannot serve God and mammon 030213

Today’s Bible Reading –

Deuteronomy 12 – 13 and Luke 16

Selected verses…

Old Testament –

“These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.  Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: and ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.  Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.” Deuteronomy 12:1-4 (KJV)

New Testament –

“And He said also unto His disciples, ‘There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.  And he called him, and said unto him, ‘How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.  Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.  I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.  ‘So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, ‘How much owest thou unto my lord?  And he said, ‘An hundred measures of oil. ‘And he said unto him, ‘Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.  ‘Then said he to another, ‘And how much owest thou? And he said, ‘An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, ‘Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.  And I say unto you, ‘Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.  If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?  And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?  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.’  And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided Him.” Luke 16:1-14 (KJV)

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