There is a battle being waged for control of our souls. The world in its various forms wants to control our souls and so does the Lord. Work, friends, hobbys, traditions, etc are all competing for our souls. Have we allowed any of these things to take our souls captive? The Lord assures us in Hebrews 13:5 & Matthew 28:20 that He will never leave us. The world can’t give that assurance.