When I got up this morning, I never thought I'd be creating a blog. Well, that goes to show you - you think you know, but you never know. So here goes. Might as well set the bar high:
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14
To burn one’s boats is to cut oneself off from all means or hope of retreat. The allusion is to Julius Cæsar and other generals, who burned their boats or ships when they invaded a foreign country, in order that their soldiers might feel that they must either conquer the country or die, as retreat would be impossible.
The “world” system and I are supposed to be cut off from each other; I am dead to the world system, as if I had cut all my ties to it. It offers nothing to me for pleasure, for all my pleasure is found in Jesus Christ. I have arrived in the Promised Land and there is no going back – I’ve burned my boats.
Now all I have to do is live up to it.