Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Babcock: the wrong proportion

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    [Jesus:] “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
    —Luke 16:13 (NIV)
    A right relation is in wrong proportions when God’s kingdom is obscured or forgotten. Christians have a right to make money; no one has a better right. But when money-making means such absorption of time and vitality, that Christian work and worship cannot be kept up, there the line is crossed between right and wrong.
    ... Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901), Thoughts for Every-day Living, New York: C. Scribner’s sons, 1901, p. 34 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, all my substance is Yours to dispense according to Your will.
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