Matthew 6:19-21 – Burn Your Bridges

Matthew 6:19-21
 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

-Have you heard the expression “burning one’s bridges?”  Avoiding this seems to be a driving philosophy in this day and age.  Whatever you do, don’t burn any bridges.  The expression comes from Julius Caesar’s march on Rome.  When he and his men crossed the Rubicon river, he ordered the bridge burned behind them so that they could not turn back in fear and would have no choice but to go forward.  Burning your bridges literally means to force yourself passed the point of no return.  We’ve become so wishy-washy in this day and age and self-reliant that we’ve lost touch with such a tactic and dismiss it as negative.  What the world needs are some Christians who are willing to burn the bridge that leads back to their carnality, their pride, and anything else that is ungodly.  Burn every bridge so that we have no choice but to press on after the Lord and rely solely on Him.  “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

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