Listen and Learn

Re:Verse passage – Luke 16:1-18 (day five)

“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.”  These were familiar words to the disciples. Jesus spoke them in the sermon on the mount (see Matthew 6:24).

When the gospel begins to reshape our hearts and minds, priorities and values change and shift.  Our perspective becomes more eternal than temporal. Paul describes this work of the Spirit as “becoming a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17).  We see possessions, money, accomplishments, and wealth in a whole new way.  “Stuff” that would compete for our attention and affection for the Kingdom of God.

Here’s one of the things I love about the scriptures- its continuity and consistency. Paul shows us from his own experience and testimony, the implication and application of Jesus’ words in Luke 15. Look at Paul’s declaration in Philippians 3:7-14. (just a thumbnail- But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.)

Wanna live like that?  Want that perspective?  Use the scriptures and listen to Jesus and learn from Paul.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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