What Does the Bible Say About Leaving Everything to God?

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to their purpose. Those who follow Jesus are not accused of leaving their fishing jobs, but of contributing the skills they have, as fishermen, to the discipleship journey they are now embarking on. For two decades I taught Biblical Studies at a theological faculty and, more recently, I was director of Education and Training and director of the Perth Theological Hall. If you don't know the specific passage you're looking for, you can visit the Bible online to search for words.

All quotes from the Scriptures, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, the standard version in English. The Bible is full of examples of people who have left everything behind to follow God's will. Abraham left his home and family in pursuit of God's promise. Moses left his privileged life in Egypt to lead the Israelites out of slavery.

Jesus left his home in Nazareth to spread the gospel. The Bible also speaks about leaving everything behind in order to serve God. In Luke 14:33, Jesus says: “Whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple”. This verse is often interpreted as a call to leave everything behind and follow Jesus.

However, it is important to note that Jesus is not asking us to abandon our families or our jobs. Rather, he is asking us to put God first in our lives and make Him our priority. The Bible also speaks about trusting in God and leaving our worries behind. In Psalm 55:22, it says: “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved”.

This verse encourages us to trust in God and leave our worries behind. We can trust that God will take care of us and provide for us in times of need. The Bible also speaks about leaving our sins behind and turning to God for forgiveness. In Isaiah 1:18 it says: “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool”.

This verse reminds us that no matter how deep our sins may be, we can turn to God for forgiveness and leave our sins behind us. In conclusion, the Bible speaks about leaving everything behind in order to serve God and trust in Him. We can leave our worries behind and turn to Him for forgiveness. We can also use our skills and talents to contribute to His kingdom.

Reginald Thomson
Reginald Thomson

Reverend Thomson is a pastor and Bible scholar with over 10 years of experience in ministry and biblical studies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, a Master of Divinity degree. As a Bible scholar, Rev Thomson has published numerous articles and books on various topics in biblical studies, including hermeneutics, exegesis, and biblical theology. He is widely respected for his expertise in the original languages of the Bible, and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars on biblical scholarship. He loves working with his church youth group. He is a frequent guest on the Scripture for Todaypodcast.

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