“No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him” 2 Timothy 2:4
The redemptive work of Christ saves us from “civilian pursuits” and brings us into the pursuit of Him. In our pursuit of Him we become disentangled with other things. The immensity of the love of God frees us from the love of the world. There is something captivating about Him that renders all other pursuits vain and empty.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46