Jesus says that one or other – God or money – will win out.
So what? What’s the big deal? Well, here’s the big deal and it is a very big deal.
God always respects our freedom.
Our choices are the most fundamental expression of our freedom.
So God always respects the choices we make… our choices may grieve Him but he will respect our choices.
He has to, otherwise we’re puppets, muppets!
So we’re free to choose money over God – and many people do – but if we do, then at the time of our death we end up looking at money and asking it to raise us from the dead. That’s what we’ve chosen!
If I choose hurling over Jesus – and I love hurling – then I end up asking a hurl to raise me from the dead. That’s what I’ve chosen… it’s my choice.
If I choose a wife, husband, son or daughter – anything – over Jesus then I end up looking to that person, that interest, to raise me from the dead.
And that’s not going to happen.
So, in the end our choices are a very big deal!