Leave and LiftLet go – to go up

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Leave and LiftLet go – to go up
-Jesus calls us to follow (Luke 5:27) After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him
-Levi (Matthew) Leave and Lift

(Luke 5:28) and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

Word order – leave then lift
1.Leave
-leaving someone
-leave a place
-leave the past
-leave finally
-leve some activity
-leave some resources

2.Lift
-rise, arise
-resurrect
-stand up
-to arise for a cause or role or function (destiny)
-rise to be eager to help

Other Bible pictures.
-Repent: change the mind
(Hebrews 6:1b) not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God.

-Sacrifice and reward
(Hebrews 12:11) No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

-Out of Egypt and in to promised land
(Psalm 81:10) I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

-Levi’s life becomes a ‘Jesus party’
(Luke 5:29) Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them.

-Levi writes a best-selling book – ‘The Book of Matthew’