My friends, let me break this down into some simple descriptions given me by the Holy Spirit as I looked upon this verse the other day:
Run quickly away from – “as if your life depended on it”
ALL THIS –
Going after riches and focusing on money in actions and affections:
9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
go after zealously – with powers of focus and thought
keeping my way RIGHT WITH GOD
Keeping my actions and thoughts PURE and GODLY
BELIEVING what God says! Believing HIS WORD!
Trusting enough to base your life’s decisions upon what He has spoken!
Holding no ill will toward another – caring, helping, and blessing them.
“As I have loved you – so love ye one another” Jesus’ love is our standard!
being steadfast in hope UNTIL BREAKTHROUGH
not having to prove or justify, to control a situation , to be in the limelight,
to have the upper hand, or to have to be right.
WHAT ARE YOU FLEEING?
AND WHAT ARE YOU PURSUING?
May we heed this single verse that is
FULL OF SO MUCH RICH INSTRUCTION
and set ourselves up
for the blessings of the Lord to be released unto us all.