Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Daily - 11/3/09

Luke 14:25-33

25 Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them,

26 "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,

30 saying, `This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'

31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace.

33 So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.


Jesus wants nothing short of all of us. All of our hearts, all of our souls, and all of our minds.

To be a disciple of Christ, we are called to drop our attachment to the world, and follow Him. This occurs over time. It does not happen in a single instant or a single emotional event. Emotions are fickle things, and can come and go easily. That's why Christ gives the example of building a tower. We must start solid and continue to build, and not give up along the way.