devotional post # 2011
Luk 16:13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”
Luk 16:14 The Pharisees (who loved money) heard all this and ridiculed him.
Luk 16:15 But Jesus said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in men’s eyes, but God knows your hearts. Because what is highly prized among men is utterly detestable in God’s sight.
high society low lifes
Jesus had been teaching about embracing God as a priority instead of money. He had taught that this life was a test, and that passing the test meant using your worldly wealth to gain something more permanent. To the Pharisees, this was ridiculous. They were the success stories of their generation — high society low lifes. They were highly prized among men, but utterly detestable in God’s sight. Many people today live for their society’s approval, and give no thought to God’s approval. Some of us are trying to serve God first. You are invited to join us.
LORD, give us the courage to be ridiculous in the world’s sight, and the wisdom to seek your will in our lives.