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Do You Serve God, or are You Tempted to Serve Mammon?

Mammon is the Aramaic word for money, worldly goods, or profit. Jesus tells us in His Word that "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (Mathew 6:24). Concentration on making money, depending on worldly goods, or profit, is incompatible with total devotion to God and His service. It is a sin. You cannot serve God wholeheartedly, and, at the same time, be a slave to the worlds wealth.


Temptation is the enticement to do evil. Satan is the tempter. He is the master of deception, father of lies, and murderer of truth (John 8:44). Satan tried tempting Jesus when He became hungry during His fast in the wilderness directly after His baptism. That's what Satan does -hit you when you are weak. Satan told Jesus 'If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But Jesus relied not on the world, or self, but God, when He told Satan, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceed out of the mouth of God (Mathew 4:3-4). To have desires is normal. Attempting to satisfy those needs contrary to God's will is sin. One must use the Word of God to conquer temptation.

What Should You Do When Tempted To Do Wrong?

Repent! Rely on the Word of God. It is written that everyone and anyone may be tempted when he or she is drawn away of his or her own lust, and enticed. Once conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death (James 1:14-15). Have a change of mind and be remorseful. Realize you have sinned against God. Understand, "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it (1 Corinthians 10:13). Jesus is the way...(John 14:6). He said, "I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance (Luke 5:32).

Stay encouraged! Be blessed!

"Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him (James 1:12)



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