Consider the Cost
“No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62)
Service to Jesus Christ is demanding. It may actually be that we will have to work as hard for God’s kingdom as we do for earthly riches.
Few salespeople consider it a great imposition on their time to tell about their product line. Being a success at anything requires dedication, training, and perseverance.
A good sales manager knows that not everyone can be good at sales, and many don’t even want to be. Christ knew that not everyone would serve God, and some might not even want to.
Some would even like to have a foot in both worlds. They are willing to be called Christians, provided they can pick the times and places to serve.
These poor souls are actually worse off in this life than they were before. They are content to know about God but are fruitless fakers who must generate false blessings. They are poorly nourished spiritually and quickly waste away until there is real doubt in their minds about their salvation. These are the ones who fall prey to every wind of doctrine because they are too “busy” to grow firm roots.
What a loss that we will allow temporary comforts and laziness to rob us of true riches both now and for all eternity.
“I shall not die, but live, and tell of the works of the Lord” (Psalm 118:17).
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