The Lord God almighty calls us to forsake all for Him. Not to forsake Him for the world. My beloved pastor who went to be with the Lord used to say, “We have to get the Word [the Bible]into us and the world out of us.” In essence, we need to get the world’s ways out of us and the Lord’s ways into us! We are to forsake the world’s ways and to live according to God’s ways instead.
We are not to live for self. We are to live for Christ. We are not to live to please ourselves. We are to live to please almighty God. We are not to turn our backs on Jesus to live a self-centered life of striving to bring ourselves praise, honor, pleasure, and glory. We are to turn our backs on the wickedness of this world and humble ourselves and live a Christ-centered life always striving to bring the Lord love, honor, praise, pleasure, and glory!
Don’t forsake the Lord Jesus Christ and His ways to store up earthly pleasure and treasures that will one day all be gone. Forsake whatever in your life does not bring glory to the Lord and live each and every day for the glory of Christ!
“”Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
“as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:3-11