Matthew 6:24



This page will bring a

wealth of insights into the words of Jesus

spoken in Matthew chapter 6:24.

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I pray that this page will

inspire you to stay close to Jesus and

strengthen your determination to make wise choices.




No one can serve two masters;
for either he will hate the one and love the other,
or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.

Matthew 6:24 NKJV


Please note that I will go into detail on Matthew 6:24 in this study.


 Jesus is the master that we love in Matthew 6:24.


The name Jesus brings us warm thoughts

and peaceful feelings.


The Bible gives us many names for Jesus. For example, he is called the Bread of Life, the Door, and the Good Shepherd.

The Bread of Life

Jesus is called The Bread of Life because people at the time of Christ ate bread virtually every day. This name helped people to realize that Jesus is essential to every day of our life.

The Door

Jesus is called The Door because people understand that a door is the entrance into a place. This name helps us understand that the entrance to heaven is entered through faith and acceptance of Jesus as Savior and Lord of our life. Without him there is no entrance into heaven.

The Good Shepherd

Jesus is called The Good Shepherd. This name helps people to realize that Jesus loves us like a good shepherd loves his sheep.

All these names are poetic ways of speaking about Jesus while teaching us something.

When we read that Jesus is The Bread of Life, we realize that Jesus isn't literally bread. Yet some of the names of Jesus are literal.


Jesus also has names that aren't just symbolic and poetic.

Some of his names are literal.


Think about water.


We understand that water IS H2O. 

Water = H2O. 


It isn't that water is similar to H2O. Water literally is H2O.

Water actually is 2 atoms of Hydrogen and 1 atom of Oxygen.


One of the names of Jesus is TRUTH


Just like water literally is H2O -

Jesus literally is Truth.


Just like water is H2O -

Jesus IS Truth.

Jesus = Truth.


Also


Just like water is H2O -

Jesus IS Holy.

Jesus = Holy.


The Bible teaches us that we are to LOVE Jesus.


The fact is: Jesus loves us.

The question is: Do we love Jesus?


If we LOVE Jesus, then we LOVE truth.

AND

If we LOVE Jesus, then we LOVE holiness.


No one can serve two masters;
for either he will hate the one and love the other,
or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.

Matthew 6:24a NKJV


If truth is your master,

then you will not lie.


When someone lies, they are in total opposition to truth.


Many people choose to lie when it seems convenient or when it seems necessary.  In doing so, they choose to be in opposition to truth.


If a person deeply LOVES Jesus,

they LOVE truth, and they will not lie.


Therefore a person who deeply LOVES Jesus will not lie.


If a person deeply LOVES Jesus, they LOVE holiness.

Therefore a person who deeply LOVES Jesus
will not live an unholy lifestyle.*


*For example, a person will not live with someone out of wedlock.

I need to seriously look at my life...

If I LOVE Jesus, I will be actively learning to hate sin.

1 John 3:9 says, "The person who has been born into God's family does not make a practice of sinning, because now God's life is in him, so he can't keep on sinning."


Either Jesus
or sin
will sit on the throne of my life.


I will love one and hate the other.


I am either growing in my LOVE for Jesus
and in my hate for sin

Or

I am growing in my LOVE for sin
and my hate for Jesus.


That is a hard thing to hear but that is what Jesus taught us.


You cannot serve two masters -
you will love one and hate the other.
Matthew 6:24


That is our highlighted verse for this page.


Matthew 6:24 shows us

that we can NOT follow sin and Jesus at the same time.

We WILL love one and hate the other.


(Jesus taught many hard things. In John chapter 6 at the end of the chapter, it tells us of a time when everybody left
because Jesus taught a hard teaching.)


Jesus teaches us in Luke 9:23-24

that if we want to follow him,

we must be willing to give up things

that God tells us to give up. 


We must try to conform fully

to his example

and his ways.

And He [Jesus] said to all,
If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [
disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].

For whoever would preserve his life and save it will lose and destroy it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he will preserve and save it [from the penalty of eternal death].

Luke 9:23-24 AMP



Many in the church have forgotten to teach the important messages of Jesus.

For example:

Jesus said the way to heaven is narrow.

Matthew 7:14


A Final Verse


Jude 1:4

“I say this because some godless teachers

have wormed their way in among you saying that

after we become Christians we can do just as we like

 without fear of God’s punishment.

The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have

turned against our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”


I pray that this page inspired and challenged each person to always be determined to stay close to God and obey God as best you can.

I pray there are some Sunday school teachers that read this message and decide to give this message to their class.


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