I believe it’s safe to say that all people have undergone heartbreak a time or two. Heartbreak is the unmistakable sensation of being crushed under the force of a sledgehammering, smashing the heart into pieces.
Indeed, two-timing, shoddy treatment, and double-minded behavior toward us never feel good. Nevertheless, today’s self-centered world has become an all-about-me mentality (2 Timothy 3:1).
After all, recall the double-minded treatment aimed at Jesus during His life and ministry. For example, how about the relationship between Jesus and Judas? Can you imagine the heartache Jesus felt after his brother betrayed him so savagely, and even worse, for the love of money?
In the Gospel of Matthew, Judas Iscariot, the beloved disciple of Jesus Christ, heads to the chief priests to inquire about the benefits of handing Jesus over to the Romans. What’s worse, for a mere thirty pieces of silver, which today is roughly one hundred and ninety-eight dollars, yet, Judas, the double-minded man, agreed.
In James 1:8, we see that a double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways and the reason he becomes dangerously unsteady and easily changeable.
Furthermore, in ministry, the love of money becomes a stronghold for many, and double-mindedness lead to a fall from God’s grace; the result is congregations loaded with unsaved members. It grieves the Lord to see this happening today to His beloved people. Likewise, it angers the LORD to see His ekklesia fired on for sharing the true Gospel and loving the unloved as Christ did while walking the earth.
Service is the act of assistance carried out in kindness and with a selfless heart, and like the Apostles and saints that paved the road before us, they were not prosperous men and women in the way of riches and favor; it was the LORD’s favor and a life of sacrifice and often danger.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Speaking of the account of Judas and Jesus, in Matthew 27:1–10, Judas attempted to return the money after finding out Jesus would be crucified because of his betrayal. Still, it was too late, and Judas Iscariot ended his life by hanging himself because Satan covered him in shame for his actions.
The life of Judas is the symbolic end to anyone preaching for money and popularity. The scripture details an impending fall from God’s grace, and the sheer disregard and disobedience are likened to Judas backstabbing Jesus for cash. Sadly the men and women blinded by themselves will suffer the consequences of their actions.
Be not deceived; God has not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
In a world war-torn and divided, a kingdom that stands against itself can not stand, so the choices are A, repent and be changed, preach the true Gospel and save souls, or B, Jesus will remove the double-minded.
To each of the faithful servants of Christ, whether your job is in the home, schools, law offices, courts, kitchen, or the ministry Commission, you have a significant responsibility to shine the light of Christ’s Gospel wherever you go.
Mark 16:15-16 In-Context
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
To the Beloved Church, in a world that ostracizes God’s people. You matter, and GOD loves you, He sees your heart, and He hears your cries for relief. Stay vigilant in love, and truth and comfort will come.
C. Brejcha ©️