The stragglers who become avant-garde are those who do (establish) works of righteousness; on the other hand, the avant-garde who become stragglers are those who believe but do nothing, are theorists; with time their inaction constitutes them as workers of iniquity.
The work of redemption is a call to abandon every attitude of self-sufficiency, and to repent for having turned away from God,
What led Peter, John and James to make the decision to abandon everything by following Jesus was that that morning they had an encounter with God. Everything they abandoned is not to compare with what they found: they found Eternal Life.
It is also the testimony of faith of the human party involved. God operates on the basis of faith of those who become co-protagonists of Revelation. It is not only the wondrous work of the Creator; it is also the intervention of those who have decided to be righteous. In the account of the angel Gabriel's manifestation to Zechariah, Luke emphasizes above all the value of the decision of Zechariah and his wife to remain righteous before the Lord, a decision that according to the same account, not everyone in the people live according to this character:
The first treatise is not a writing parallel to the other Gospels, despite the parity of the accounts between them, because unlike the others it was not written in order to leave testimony of the acts of Jesus but to validate the truth of the things in which they were both taught, the writer and the recipient, by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word.