Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you.”
– Genesis 12:1
If we are not gaining Christ, then all of our joy, sorrow, prosperity, and hardship are in vain. The purpose of God’s calling is for Him to be our portion. If we are gaining the Lord, all things have value. If not, all things are vain.
Adapted from A Sketch of Genesis, page 84.