“…every Christian, when he has the Word of God, honors and keeps it, regardless of whether this irritates the world or whether it costs him his success. This is his attitude: ‘There is my wallet and money bag, my house and home. But here is my Christ. Now, if I have to forsake and surrender one of them, I will let it all go in order to keep my Christ.’ That is what Christ means with the words: ‘No one can serve two masters.’ Eventually they will come into conflict and one will have to yield to the other. Therefore it is vain for you to persuade yourself of the idea that you will keep them both as your masters…” Luther’s Works 21, 188-9
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.