Hope for Today: A Daily Devotion from Reasons for Hope*Jesus

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“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

Does Satan tempt you, either by pleasures, dignities, or profits? O my soul, stand upon your guard; gird on your strength with such thoughts as these:

  • What can the world profit me, if the cares of it choke me?
  • How can pleasures comfort me, if their sting poisons me?
  • What advancement is this, to be triumphing in honor before the face of men here and to be trembling with confusion before the throne of God hereafter?
  • What are the delights of the world, to the peace of my conscience or the joy that is in the Holy Spirit?
  • What are the applauses of men to the crown prepared by God?
  • What is the gain of the world to the loss of my soul?

The vanity of the creature is far beneath the excellency of my soul, and the things of time are not worthy to be mentioned with the things of eternity. Two masters of such opposite principles as God and mammon I cannot serve.

Blessed Lord, employ me in Your family and at the same time engage my whole heart, that I may admit no rival to Yourself — but serve You eternally, and You alone. I give myself to You, to be Your devoted and grateful servant, to do Your will, suffer Your pleasure, and honor Your name.

Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (16901774)

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