What governs our lives?
Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible and in the first verse Moses uses Elohim for God. Elohim is a plural word that indicates that all three, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit were involved in the creation. The word Elohim does not necessarily describe the only God but written with a capital E it does. Otherwise, elohim can describe what governs and decides, e.g. if money and status rule our lives, money, and status are our elohim our god and runs our life.
What determines your choices?
This is how Jesus expressed the same thing in the Gospel of Matthew chapter 6 and verse 24; “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon. “
Jesus was and is a radical
The way I understand this verse is that by serving Yahweh the only God you cannot let money control your actions, you will hate and despise the power of money over people. Or vice versa, if you let money determine your choices and actions then it is impossible for you to serve the one God, then you hate and despise Yahweh and also his son Jesus Christ and all who follow Him.
In the power of the Spirit on earth and in the glory of God in Heaven
Pretty radical, don’t you think? Jesus was a radical and the money lovers and status worshipers hated and despised Him and therefore they hung him on a wooden cross. The road to Heaven exists, but it is narrow and the gate into it is straight. Narrow and straight, but not far away. The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart – it is the word of faith that we preach. Ask Jesus into your heart as Lord to forgive you your sins, fill you with His Holy Spirit and you are on your way in the power and guidance of the Spirit on earth, and in the glory of God in Heaven.