We Cannot Serve Two Masters
One more point about this matter of our supreme choice. You may have noticed that while subordinate choices and simple choices are plural, the supreme choice is singular. This is due to the fact that on this level of intention only one choice exists. You can choose to live for yourself supremely or God supremely, but you cannot live for both simultaneously.
No man can serve two masters … Matthew 6:24
He that is not with me is against me …. Matthew 12:30
Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. James 3:11–12
Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images. Hosea 10:2
When a man tries to live for God and for himself at the same time, he soon discovers it is impossible, and unless he repents, his life will end up a torn wreck. This is what the Bible warns against when it says “a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8).