It is very interesting how new interpretations can often be made by accidentally forgetting some part of the entire Bible verse. (Some even feel that the best interpretations are made by intentionally forgetting every verse of the entire Bible, but hold that thought for another day).
I was reading the following verse yesterday but inadvertently stopped before I got to the very last sentence of it. Through a sudden inspiration, I realized that that this verse is not only Jesus’ advice about money, but also about marriage and why bigamy is a very bad idea. The verse is Matthew 6:24.
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will
hate the one, and love the other; or else he will
hold to the one, and despise the other.”
Like many prophetic verses, it is meant to be taken both figuratively and literally. Everyone can understand it — especially my fellow married men out there.
Gotta go — the wife says I better get off the computer and bring the garbage can to the curb.¹
1. I know I probably got a laugh out of this, but read onward for verse to remind us that not only there is no shame in serving others, Jesus considered it a path to true and lasting greatness. As it says in Mark 9:35 “Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.”