For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows, (1Timothy 6:10).
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.
2. Luke 16:9
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
3. Luke 16:11
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
4. Luke 16:13
No servant 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. W.E. Vine’s Greek Dictionary defines this word Mammon:
While the ancient Greeks understood that “mammon” could be trusted to secure them peace, provisions and prosperity, throughout the word of God we are told that temporal and worldly riches are not the goal of God’s disciples. We are told to store our treasures in Heaven. What are these treasures? The Bible clearly tells us that:
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other, (Galatians 5:22-26).” Who are these that manifest the above mentioned qualities? Jesus tells us explicitly, that “You will know my children by their fruit, (Matthew 7:16).
Jesus’ last message to us focused in on this, making it the most important task ahead for all believers:
“ Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Anyone doing otherwise than what Jesus Christ expects from His faithful believers and followers, is a “Mammonite” and I will always challenge you and your true purpose in life, especially if it tries to usurp the Glory of Jesus Christ!