Albert Finch Ministry – Daily Devotional – September 28, 2019

Luke 14:28 – “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?”

The parable of the man building a tower is a continuation of the teaching regarding what it takes to be a disciple of Jesus — this parable stresses commitment. It takes a forsaking of all to be Jesus’ disciple.

Jesus is simply saying, “count the cost.” Just as a king wouldn’t engage in war (verse 31) without thoroughly considering all the possible outcomes, so no one should attempt to become a disciple of Jesus without counting the cost. It would be better not to start following Jesus than to start and then turn back.

No one should be fearful of making a total commitment because of some imagined problem. There should be a willingness to forsake everything to follow Jesus. Once we make that decision, then Christ begins to live through is (Galatians 2:20) and we find a strength that is not our own.

 

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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My passion is to equip the Body of Christ for discipleship. I have a world-wide "Daily Meditations" e-mail ministry and a website at: http://afministry.ning.com that I use to raise the conscious- ness of the body of Christ as to their duty to disciple and equip other believers.
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