Knowing the beauty of the lord so much so that the attractions of this world will become less.
Know the value of Jesus, to have fellowship with him.
Mat 6:19 Do not lay treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy where thieves break in and steal but lay up treasures in heaven.
Gen 13:7-12 Abram and Lot separated and Abraham asked Lot to choose what he wanted.
Heb 11:8-9 Abraham lived as an alien in his land as he was looking for a heavenly city whose builder was God.
Heb 11:24 Moses chose to suffer ill treatments than the passing pleasures of sin. He was looking to the reward.
Ps 119:11 Your word I have treasured in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Luke 18:18-22 Rich young ruler.
Luke 19:1 Zaccheus
Mat 13:45 Pearl of great value.
2 Cor 4:6 For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
John 21:15: Do you love me more than these.
Zep 3:17 God is a loving father and He rejoices over me with shouts of joy.
James 1:17 Every perfect gift is from above.
1 Sam 30:6 David encouraged himself in the lord, his God
Jude 1 Preserved / kept by Jesus Christ
1 John 3:2-3 We shall see Him and be like him
We don’t know the value of something that we hold on to in this world until we lose it. Sometime God takes stuff away from us or we may not get it, that’s the time we know the how much we value it; also when we get something of this world, we are so happy.
Focus on gods love
Rom 5:3-5 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.