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. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
-The word “mammon” here in scripture represents the idea of following greed; basically, you cannot follow God and follow greed at the same time. While greed is most often associated with material wealth, there are a great many things that we greedily pursue. Have you noticed the more you embrace worldliness and sinfulness, the more distant the Lord’s voice seems to become? Likewise, the more you pray, read the Bible, and surrender to God, the less powerful sinful desires and actions seem to become? It’s because as we starting holding on to one, we by nature have to push the other away. D. L. Moody may have summed it up best, “The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”