THE WISE OLD CHEROKEE

August 16, 2023 –

 Once, I read about a wise Cherokee who explained to his grandson the battle he faced within 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, he quotes Jesus, “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 loyalty must be undivided. A person can’t feed evil and good; you feed evil and starve good or 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.