This week’s Monday Night Football game ended in a touchdown pass… or an interception. It depends on who you ask. Two players from opposing teams ended the game playing tug-of-war over the football. The decision regarding who had possession of the football determined who won the game. They could not both posses the ball. It had to be awarded to one or the other.
There is a battle of possession that has much greater consequences than who wins a big football game. That battle is raging over who will have possession of your loyalties, affections, and priorities. Will you belong to God or to Satan/the world? Jesus describes this in Matthew 6:24, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
Both God and the world are vying for you, and you cannot award yourself to both. James 4:4 cautions us saying, “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” So make the big call. Do you belong to God or the world? Everything depends on you making the right call.