July 19, 2023 –
l once read the story of a wise old Cherokee telling his grandson about a fight that is going on inside himself. He said it was between two wolves. One is evil, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, lies, guilt, resentment, inferiority, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good: Joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The grandson thought about it briefly and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?” The wise old Cherokee replied, “The one I feed.”
In the sixth chapter of Matthew, Jesus said, “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.” (v. 34 NIV)
One’s loyalties must be undivided. A person can’t feed evil and good; you feed evil and starve good, or you starve evil and feed good. You choose which to feed based on your loyalties. No man can serve two masters; you are loyal to Jesus, or your loyalty is to the world, but not both.