Jesus teaches on discipleship to the multitude that came to hear from him. In order for one to be a disciple of Jesus, Jesus said that one must not only be willing to count the cost, but also be willing to pay it. So what is the cost of being the disciple of Jesus? The short answer is “life” (Luke 14:26). The cost is “everything one has (including one’s life)” that it takes to be a disciple of Jesus (Luke 14:33). While the cost of “life” may seem extreme on the onset, closer scrutiny actually reveals that it is not extreme but equitable. Jesus paid the cost of our salvation with his life and so only “life” can be an equitable exchange for the Savior.
Points to ponder:
Are you/I a disciple of Jesus? In other words, have you/I forsaken all that we have, including our life for Him?
Luke 14:26 (KJV)
26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Luke 14:33 (KJV)
33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
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