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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. You cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24). 

Mammon is not a word that we use much today; it is treasure of any kind, money, real estate, houses or other possessions. 

This scripture cautions us against giving higher value to temporal things than to spiritual treasure.  "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth. ..." Those early disciples understood.  They  had left all to follow him.

To become a disciple of Jesus Christ, one must deny himself, and take up his cross daily.  In America today  “self denial” cannot be expressed any better than by letting go of one's money.  Money and self are inexorably bound together. 
bullet Give some to your church. 
bullet Give some to a waiter who needs encouragement. 
bullet Give some to a disabled person who is poor. 
bullet Call a social worker at a medical center, tell her you want to help a financially distressed out-patient.  She will know someone. 
bullet Or ask your church office manager to keep you informed of needs that she hears of.
God loves the poor.  He wants His people to be his hands, his feet.  He wants to see them being good stewards of the money that He has allowed them to temporarily possess.  Giving it to the poor builds up treasure in heaven—a solid heavenly investment.

Only a person who is confused, distracted, or insane would put his hope in something that will decay, when there is a better choice.  God offers His wisdom to those who will listen.

Ask God To See As He Sees

If  the promise of heavenly treasure is too distant and too abstract to influence us,  we may ask the Lord to help us see more clearly.  Cry out to Him to be rescued.  Jesus will change our minds, help us see clearly what really works and what is just an illusion.

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