As you read and study the scriptures, you begin to see patterns of teachings that flow throughout. It speaks of a man leaving his father and mother to hold fast to his wife and a wife to leave her family and become one with her husband. When Jesus called His disciples to follow Him, essentially they were doing the same thing. It says that they left their boat and their father and followed Him. Though the Bible couldn’t possibly record everything that Jesus did, the Holy Spirit made sure that certain details were told, and this detail is important to note as we are called to follow Jesus. He wants our wholehearted devotion to Him. We cannot hang on to the things from the past. The things you were taught, the way you were raised, the religious training many endured as children, or any other habits you’ve picked up over the years, must all be left behind or measured against the teachings of Jesus. We are the bride of Christ and must hold fast to Him.
Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. Matthew 4:22