Carlin, Dylan, Ecclesiastes and Jesus – Matthew 6

 What about “you can not serve both God and Money” found in Matthew 6:24? 

Here is Carlin, Dylan and Qoheleth:

The late comedian George Carlin had a funny piece about our stuff.  He said,

That is the whole meaning of life, trying to find a place to put your stuff.  That’s all your house is: a pile of stuff with a cover on it.  Everybody’s got their own pile of stuff.  When you leave your stuff you’ve got to lock it up.  You wouldn’t want somebody to come by and take your stuff.  They always take your good stuff.  That’s all your house is; a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.”

            Bob Dylan wrote this:

 

You may be an ambassador to England or France,
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance,
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world,
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls
            But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
            You’re gonna have to serve somebody,
            Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
            But you’re gonna have to serve somebody

            Consider this from Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

    There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, [25] for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? [26] For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

 

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