Two Conditions

“Here we see two conditions that, in the Scriptures, always go together, for it is in knowing and serving the Lord that the people of God find blessings, and are freed from masters that bring harm, not good. As Israel forsakes the Lord she ends up serving others, whether Philistines, the Midianites, the Assyrians or the Babylonians, masters that oppress. Jesus’ words ‘no one can serve two masters’ is that everyone will serve one, a truth that Paul addresses foundationally in his claim that unless one is a servant of Christ, he as a servant of sin. (Rom. 6:15-19). The plight of Israel in Egypt illustrates this larger truth that runs throughout the Scriptures.”

-from The God Who Makes Himself Known (34)