Jesus’s love for us is so great that He both knows what’s best for us and the limitations that we have. When our aim becomes acquiring worldly riches, we eventually lose our aim of loving God with our whole heart, mind, and soul. We can’t love God and love money equally because they are not equal. God is the author and sustainer of life; money is a resource, temporary and fleeting. This is not an out of how we manage our money (God offers us help with that, too) or a charge that money is evil— rather, these verses provide us a compass to identify that what should drive our behavior, motivation, and quality of work is God.
What does serving two masters (God and money) look like in your life? When was a time that you chose to forsake treasuring money for the pursuit of God?