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Daily Bible Verse - 1/25/2008 - Matthew 6:24

NIV No one can serve two masters. 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 both God and Money.
KJV No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
NASB No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and wealth.
Matthew 6:24

We need things to live (v. 32), and God provides these things for us (v. 33); but acquiring things must not be the main goal of life. You are living for things when they capture your heart (vv. 19-21), divide your mind (vv. 22-23), and control your will (v. 24); and the result of this is worry. The solution is to put God first and start living with eternity's values in view.

Wiersbe, W. W. (1997, c1991). With the word Bible commentary (Mt 6:1). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Did you know?
"Mammon" is from an Aramaic word denoting "what is stored up" (property). Hence it came to have the meaning of riches or wealth. Etymologically it may refer to anything in which one puts his trust.

Believer's Study Bible. 1997, c1995. C1991 Criswell Center for Biblical Studies. (electronic ed.) (Mt 6:24). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.