Read: Matthew 6:22-24
Jesus, the Son of God, came to this world to serve. “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). “He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross” (Phil. 2:8). “He became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). His main purpose was to do the will of the Heavenly Father who sent Him (John 4:34). Jesus expects us to serve the right master. We might get caught up in the busyness of our life to earn more and pursue a better life, thereby serving the wrong master. Judas Iscariot, Jesus’ disciple changed his focus from serving Jesus and betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver to earn more (Matt. 26:15).
The Bible says, “There can be no two masters. Either you will love one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon (money)” (Matt. 6:24). It is a choice that we have to make in our life. If our life is so busy that we don’t have time for the Lord or set our priority on doing everything other than God, then we seriously have to consider whom we are serving. If we consider our work to be more important than God, we have to consider the outcome. When God created the heavens and earth and all the living creatures in 6 days, God rested on the seventh day from all work (Gen. 2:2). God values work, but He also values rest and fellowship time with His creation.
If you are consumed by your work or friends or any relationship more than God, you are heading for trouble. If you are working hard to earn money and have a great life, be careful that it does not consume you. The Bible says, “Be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5). If you are content with what God has blessed you with, you will definitely be able to serve Him well.