We live in a world of choices. Our lives are made by them, and our futures are determined by them, our friends and families are not only affected, but also made by them. We choose who to befriend, who to marry, where we will work, what we will read, where we will live. Even to quote some Mumford and Sons, “and you have your choices and these are what make man great”.
In our world, we have a diversity of choices we must make, some are easy, some more difficult, and others are ones that will affect us in ways which cannot be undone, these may leave scars imprinted in us until Christ returns. However, in this passage Jesus gives us examples of four choices we face:
- Where will you put your treasure?
- Will your eye be healthy or sick?
- Who will be your master?
- Where will you trust?
All of these questions address one overarching question: Who will be your God?
The world in all of its choices will boil down to this choice, will you trust in God and make the choice to glorify Him, or will you put your trust into whatever idol you choose to serve that day? The whole purpose of this passage is that Jesus is showing us that He is worth our choice, He is our greatest treasure, He is the light in our bodies, He is the good master, and He cares for our burdens and sovereignly has allowed them to come. He gives us comfort, and assures us that this world is not worth our worship, but He is. Remember that if you are a Christian you were bought with a price, you have been made into a new creation and now have the power to make the active choice to follow Christ. It is only by His grace that allows us to do so, therefore, to close, I simply ask: Who will be your God?
By: Jacob Godbey