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COUNT THE COSTS! EVERYDAY!
“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,
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.”
– Luke 14:27-33
He spoke these words to unbelievers,
But it would be good if we, Christians, would do the same every day,
lest we become unbelievers.
In the words of Leonard Ravenhill:
In the morning, count the cost, then follow Jesus Christ and stand strong, even through hardships and persecution!
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“Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
– Luke 14:34-35
Read also: “Conditional Security“.
In light of those 2 articles, it is very important to make disciples
and while making disciples, to teach them to count the cost.
Saints, persevere in your faith and teach others to do so too!
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture passages
are taken from the King James Version,
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