Matthew 19: 16-30
A rich man asked Jesus what he needed to do to be able to enter into heaven. He was told he must not only follow the ten commandments, but also be willing to give up all he has to follow Jesus.
Giving up everything to follow Jesus, in today's world means giving up every old behavior, habit, and object that detracts our attention from God. It means giving up an old way of life, for a life in which we follow and give our attention to God. If we do this, we will be guaranteed an eternity with him and to be spared from hell.
God help me to give you the devotion you deserve. Help me to give up all of those things that cause me to forget about you and help me to follow you and only you.