Matthew 8:22 ” But Jesus told him, ‘Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’ “

What is the cost of  following Jesus?  Will we have to make hard choices?  The big question is…are we even willing?   We could be like the person in this verse who was told to walk away from the spiritual death around him.  So are we willing to give up the things of this world we’ve become so cozy and comfortable with to follow Jesus?  Or we could be like the person in verse 21 of this chapter who said to Jesus, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”  In other words, “The things I want to do are far more important than following You. Let me do what I want first, and then I’ll follow You.”   When Jesus says, “Follow Me.”  it means the beginning of a life-long abiding fellowship with Him…of trust and obedience…of counting the cost, but still following hard after Him.

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