Giving Up the World

We must all, converted or unconverted, give up the world. The veriest votary of the world must sooner or later give up its vanities, and its pleasures, its hopes, and its interests; he must give them up. The only difference is this, that the Christian gives them up for God; the world gives them up because he cannot keep them. The king of Egypt gave up Egypt and Egypt's court, as well as Moses. But there was this difference, that the king of Egypt gave it up for judgment; Moses gave it up, for Christ.