I have to say that I think I have violated the serving two masters thing. I love watching TV. I am hopelessly addicted to TV. Some might even say that it is my master. I watch re-runs of Star Trek Next Generation when I should be praying and studying scripture. I am accepting this project where I IMDB old tv shows to see stars before they were stars. Watching a young Kevin Sorbo play a computer geek on Murder She Wrote was a trip.
I know I watch too much television. I keep saying that I won’t add any more shows, but as a Sci-Fi nerd who loves Time Travel, I just have to check out Timeless. The Hindenberg scene looks awesome.
In that respect is one difference between me and many politicians and many CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, when I serve TV. Nobody dies other than the victims in the murder mysteries I watch. But when they serve money and monied interests many die.
The lesson that Jesus shows here is about money. But you can serve many other masters that ask you to do things that go against God other than money.
Let’s start with the money. The love of money is the root of all evil. People have done so many evil things for money, for example, watch re-runs of Law and Order. They lie, they steal, they kill.
When politicians or CEO’s serve money over God and their fellow men more than one person die, thousands suffer and perish. Those that die from not receiving access to good health care. Those that suffer and die from workplace accidents or food illness outbreaks because some CEO cut back safety measures and the politicians that allow them to exercise this.
It is all about the money. The only thing that trickle down economics has done has increased the CEO/worker pay rate of 30 times to over 300 times and the largest income gap since the gilded age .These are politicians who say that we area Christian nation that needs to go back to its roots and they have turned Reagan into a saint. The politician who got this ball rolling.
He’s trying to serve two masters. They love money, but according to Jesus’ own words John 14:21-25,They do not love him.
But like I said, you can have other masters than money. Many people have gun rights as their master. They fight measures that would save lives because they are afraid that they will need to oppose a tyrannical government. They do love their guns. Huckabee’s book is God,Guns, Guts, and Gravy.
But if gun reform measures would save just 10 people. It would all be worth it. To serve a tool that was made only to kill, a tool that can kill as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time is immoral. I would state that it is more than just serving the gun. It is turning the gun into an idol.
These politicians and preachers have shown that they don’t love Jesus because they are serving another master. I love Jesus. I know that I watch way too much TV. But I also recognize that when I clearly hear His voice asking me to do something. I get up, turn off the remote, and get back to work.
Now that this blog is done, I am getting to watch one of the best Star Trek episodes, Tapestry. You know the one where Picard is almost killed and wake’s up in “Heaven”. I agree with Picard “the afterlife cannot be so poorly designed.” Thankfully the Kingdom of God is awesomely designed.
24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.