“What kind of Christian are you?
Did you ever lose a job, or lose a night’s sleep,
or lose a friend for God?
If your Christianity never costs you a dollar,
never cost you a friend,
never cost any tears or broken heart,
then can you really say that you love the Lord very much?
To be a really good Christian is going to cost you.”
John Rice, What it Costs to Be a Good Christian
“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.
“And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”
I was speaking to a group of men recently, and we were talking about getting saved. I talked to them about counting the cost. Getting saved and following Jesus costs you something. You can lose things, so to speak, when you become born again. It might cost you friends, family, employment, money, and lifestyle. It might cost you things you never imagined, but Jesus is worth it. I want people to think about that before they get saved, rather than after. And by the way, you might even lose things inside the church. But always remember, it is a great thing to lose something for the King!!
Until the Nets are Full,