Time & again the church, wether BC or AD has had trial & tribulation, from within & without. Such is our ability to wander & stray in weakness & dark influences to deceive. It is little wonder Jesus alerts us to the bad hold money can have as it promises power that alone belongs to God.
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. Matthew 6:24
October 31 is Reformation Day. It goes back to a place in time when one man in particular struggled against corruption within the church of the day...Martin Luther. At a time when much focus is devoted to Halloween with its visual spectacle & celebration of the sweet tooth, in the background & the not so mainstream, Nazareth for example(as God often works) we get a picture of a man facing another kind of hallowedness…hallowed be Thy Name.
Here are two posts that reveal insight into the genesis of the Reformation.