Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Cost of Being a Disciple

Luke 14:27-29

And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 

Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

To be Jesus disciple is such a high honor and privilege. I don’t know of anyone else I would want to follow. Wherever He leads me I will follow because He truly is the Good Shepherd that gave His life for the sheep.

Many times the devil will try to deceive people into thinking it’s so hard to follow Jesus, saying things like, “But I’m not perfect”. If you want eternal life and the blessings of God you must count up the cost. To receive life you must give up everything associated with death. A life-style influenced by sin and death breed the miseries of the curse and follows a path of destruction. We must be willing to totally eradicate everything from our old life-style that does not align itself with God and His kingdom, no matter how much we enjoyed doing or saying it.

What we receive from God in Christ is far greater than anything we can try to hold on too from our old life of sin. So, count up the cost and know it is all worth it!

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