Jesus Said, “Follow Me”!

“No servant can serve two masters. The servant will hate one master and love the other, or will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. You cannot serve both God and worldly riches.” (Luke 16:13, NCV)

Bondage at work comes in many forms, from preoccupation with money and status to an obsession with work itself. Perhaps it can be defined best as “anything that interferes with your relationship to God or your family and is out of balance according to God’s Word.”

Too much of anything, including those things that seem to be good, can destroy our lives. Bondage isn’t just limited to those who find themselves obsessed with money or status; it also includes “anything” that robs us of our relationship with others or with the Lord.

Jesus was very specific when He said, “You cannot serve both God and worldly riches” (Luke 16:13, NCV). If we serve ourselves through our work, we cannot serve God. I have never heard of anyone on his or her deathbed that has said, “I wish I had spent more time at work and less time with my family or with God.”

Jesus said to a man as He was leaving Capernaum, “Follow me.”  But the man said, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father”. (Luke 9:59, NIV) Jesus was not being callous when He replied, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:60, NIV) Jesus was stating a simple truth that is still valid today: We have the choice to follow the world’s way or God’s way.

If we base our decisions on our own security and comfort, we will have a hard time following the path God has laid out for us. It’s always easy to look back and see our mistakes. How much better would it be if we would look forward and avoid those mistakes?

Jesus has said to each one of us, “Follow me”. I can’t think of any good reason why we shouldn’t, can you?

Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!


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