“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]” (Luke 16:13, RSV).
Money is energy. This energy can be put into growth or regression. Worshipping money is dangerous to your soul’s health. Your soul will wither if it is not nourished with the word of God. As a trader, the words of men—so-called trading experts—can seduce . . . mislead. Don’t be seduced into trading for the wrong reasons.
A Spiritual Discipline
First, you need to discern whether trading is your vocation. You’re not serving God by trading if you haven’t been called by God to trade. Second, if trading is your vocation, treat your trading as a spiritual discipline. What does this entail? This means listening to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in selecting where to obtain basic and advanced trading knowledge, which financial instruments to trade and when to trade each instrument.
Third, as a servant of God you need an attitude of humility. Humility enables you to be radically obedient. So if God asks something seemingly absurd of you—in your trading, in your life—you do it. Of course, it is important to discern that the request is coming from God. But remember; don’t dismiss the request too fast because God is the master of apparent absurdities.
Gotta Serve Somebody
You cannot “serve two masters.” But “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” (“Gotta Serve Somebody” by Bob Dylan).http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64vi3jpqnNg