"No one can serve two masters." -- Jesus
Some years ago in the
workplace, for a time it was not clear who was my immediate supervisor.
When someone comes and tells you to do something, do they have the
right? If you're too busy to take two assignments, who has to wait? Who
has first claim on the time? The answer matters.
originally made the point that no one can serve both God and money.
Still, I imagine he would want us to apply it more broadly; money might
be a common competitor but it's hardly the only one. No one can serve
two masters effectively, God and _____ (anything else). So what are
other things that claim our allegiance? No on can serve both ...
God and ego is another way to complete that thought.
God and control.
God and partisanship.
God and ... something not as important, really.
"Seek first the kingdom of God ... all these things will be added."