"No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."
The conflict between serving God and being 'of the world' does often boil down to a matter of money. It is far too easy for me to schedule my life around my work, dividing up the time that is left over. I suppose it is necessary to spend most of my time at work. But, it does not need to be my master. When I have a decision to make which is a matter of prioritizing how to spend my time, I hope that I can choose to serve God rather than put in a few more hours in the office. The more I choose to serve Him, the more I will be content and at peace.
Holy Lord, I pray I will be able to clearly see the choices I have, and to always come down on the side of serving you. Amen