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Danger of Compromise review according to Matthew 6 and Luke 16

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by , January 2nd, 2017 at 05:13 PM (145 Views)
Hello everyone. Nowadays it’s hard to find a bible believing Christian. Most drink two cups. Some worse some less. I wanted to get into this subject as the Lord has put on my heart, also for a tricky situation I am in. God bless and enjoy

Let's start with Matthew 6:24 (same verse is in Luke 16:13)
"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Now the word money in this passage refers to Mammon in the Original texts. Well some people believe that this is only about serving the worldly object money as in having a lot of it and having fun blowing it. It truly yet is about Idolatry.
When this was said the Greeks and Romans worshipped and served Mammon instead of God for their riches. But this deep lying issue goes deeper than money. It is the all in all well being of our soul and body to God’s law. And I am not just talking about the OT law of Moses! No my brothers and sisters. This is also talking about the spiritual influence it has upon us.
If we take the word serve from this passage it doesn’t simply mean worshipping or serving. It talks about HOLDING ON TO IT.
The moment we hold on to anything of this world we serve two masters and with that, serve the evil one as he is the one who wants us to fail God's plan. God only sees Good and Evil. And obviously, all that isn't good in the eyes of God, is evil.

You also find that people were serving two Masters in the time of Elijah. In that time it was Baal
1 Kings 18:21
Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him." But the people said nothing.
Now what is the problem with compromising?

The moment we compromise with the flesh/world/evil we give into darkness. This area in our life slowly gets taken over by the enemy. It may seem harmless at first but truly, it will grow like cancer, which you will not know it until it’s too late. This is one of many reason why Peter warned us that the devil is a roaring lion, watching for whom he will devour. We lose hold on Christ and he loses hold on us. Which opens doors for more trouble.

Luke 16 11-12

11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's,who shall give you that which is your own?

In this passage he speaks of our inheritance of heaven. When we use money wisely and to God’s glory, Mammon fails and we bring people to repentance they also inherit the everlastinghabitations.

8 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.
9 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.
In the original language it literally means ‘’ everlasting tabernacles’’ and the when ye fail means ‘’when it (mammon/money) fails’’ Now obviously if mammon does not fail, we don't get our inheritance.

Thanks for reading ! I hope all of you enjoyed it and if you have any suggestion what to do next, it would be greatly appreciated! God bless!

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  1. ChristCenteredGirl's Avatar
    I just read this and thought this was very informative yet sad because like you said, there's far too many who aren't single-mindedly devoted to the Lord. It's inspiring to see someone your age write something like this. May God continue to inspire you and give you His wisdom and strength. Thank you!