You Can’t Serve Two Masters

“One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.”

– Exodus 2:11,12

When I look at the story of Moses, it’s fascinating to me that he grew up in two different worlds. On one hand, he was Pharaoh’s grandson so he had the best of everything. He was popular, prestigious, and enjoyed all of the finer things of the world. On the other hand, he was a Hebrew who identified with the plight of his people.

His mother’s influence was likely very strong growing up, so he felt a strange dichotomy between the two parts of his life, especially as he watched his fellow Hebrews being mistreated. Filled with turmoil that had been building for some time, he acted in a moment of passion and murdered an Egyptian after watching him abuse a fellow Israelite. Though murder was not the right way to go about it, Moses picked a side and established his loyalty to God’s people in that moment.

Friend, you cannot serve two masters. Though it’s tempting, something will ultimately force you to make a choice. For Moses, reluctance to make a decision caused him to make a wrong choice that sent him running. Choose today whether you will pursue the things of this world or live in the favor of the God who called you by name. When you walk with the Lord and follow His ways, the road will be narrow, but the view is spectacular! The journey of obedience in faith is the greatest adventure you can ever have. No matter where it takes you, you are protected by God’s Hand!


Strengthen me, Jesus, as I choose to follow you and give up the temporary pleasures of this world to walk the narrow road.


Who or what is your master?

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