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1 Timothy 6:6-10 -- From the fall, man lost the centrality of God in their hearts and since has endeavored to fill the void with something else. Things God created for God-centered humanity to enjoy are now pursued to replace Him.
Luke 12:13-34 -- Be on guard what occupies your thought life. Is God at the center of things?
Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:4 -- Possessions become our focus instead of God with the promise that they will provide for and fulfill us.
Luke 14:26 and 27 -- Family is not to be on the throne of your mind. Consider Abraham’s willingness to surrender his son.
Luke 9:23-25 -- The greatest occupant in our throne room is “self.” We are all plagued from birth with selfishness, self-absorption, and self-indulgence. Hence, the concept of “dying to self” is predominant throughout the New Testament and expresses the true essence of Christian life.
1 Timothy 6:11 and 12 -- Pursue -- to follow or press hard after, with earnestness and diligence in order to obtain, to go af