From Rich Carroll:
Here is the March 30th entry from Jack Miller's book, Saving Grace. I found it helpful!
“'No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.' The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things and they ridiculed him." – Luke 16:13-14
The Pharisees thought they were doing a good job of serving both God and money. Loving money means to have a tightfisted attitude toward money. They were not necessarily greedy in the sense that they were trying to take in more and more, but they were greedy in the sense that they were holding tightly to what they had. We all tend to be tightfisted unless we realize what is ours in Christ. When we have Christ, we can let go of anything and everything because we are immensely rich. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).
The Pharisees couldn’t release their grip on money because they didn’t have a grip on the true treasure, the wealth of Christ. In their minds, they probably acknowledged that all they had came from God, but in their hearts God got his ten percent tithe and the rest was theirs. For that reason, they didn’t see that we are only managers of God’s money. You don’t own anything – not even your mind, your intelligence, your body, your ministry. It’s all Christ’s!