Our Master Makes the Difference
As I have worked among men and women as a gospel preacher I have become increasingly aware of one thing. It is the boss, the manager, the Master in people’s lives who makes the difference in their destiny.
I have known some very wealthy men, and many very successful professional people. Despite their dazzling outward show of success, despite their affluence and their prestige, they remained poor in spirit, shriveled in soul, and unhappy in life. They were joyless people held in the iron grip and heartless ownership of the wrong master.
By way of contrast, I have numerous friends among relatively poor people-people who have known hardship, disaster and the struggle to stay afloat financially. But because they belong to Christ and have recognized Him as Lord and Master of their lives, their owner and manager, they are permeated by a deep, quiet, settled peace that is beautiful to behold.
It is indeed a delight to visit some of these humble homes where men and women are rich in spirit, generous in heart and large of soul. They radiate a serene confidence and quiet joy that overcomes all the tragedies of their time. They are under God’s care and they know it. They have entrusted themselves to the Word of God and its control and found contentment.
Remember the word of Paul, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:13). Never forget that “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue” (2 Pet. 1:3). Never forget that we cannot serve two masters (Mat. 6:24)!
Who is your true master? True peace and joy comes from making the Lord our one and only Master. Our future destiny depends on the master we choose.
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”