No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. (Matt. 6: 24)

Jesus was unsurpassed in raising the most important and the most challenging issues in life. This verse typifies this style. It challenges all of us to deeply consider our life purpose (you might prefer the word “mission” if you think in those terms); perhaps especially those who want to live a positive meaningful life but who also possess ambition and desire “to get ahead.”

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