Center Community Church
5938 S County Road 700 E | Plainfield, IN 46168 | 317-839-7141

From Roger


TWO MASTERS

Once when Mark Twain was lecturing in Utah, a Mormon acquaintance argued with him on the subject of polygamy. After a long and rather heated debate, the Mormon finally said, "Can you find for me a single passage of Scripture which forbids polygamy?" "Certainly," replied Twain. "'No man can serve two masters.'" When we become Christians, we submit ourselves to our Lord and (Master) Jesus Christ. It says in Mark 12:28-31: One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Our purpose in this world is to serve Him and our neighbors. If anything gets in the way of that, there is a risk of that thing taking over the role of “Master” in our lives. And as Mark Twain had wisely spoken the words of Christ, so I leave this passage for you. Matthew 6:24: “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.”