Count the Cost of Christ’s Discipleship — Francis Chan Christ’s Crazy Love Ministry — Lessons from Luke 14

Luke 14:25-33 New Living Translation (NLT)

The Cost of Being a Disciple

25 A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, 26 “If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. 

27 And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. 28 “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?

 29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’

31 “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? 32 And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. 33 So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own.

μισέω (miseó)

Verb[edit]

μῑσέω  (mīséō)

hate

As in “love less”

References & Reflections

[1] hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/19054/is-there-a-greek-word-matching-the-concept-of-hate-unlike-luke-14-26
[2] en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CE%BC%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%AD%CF%89#Ancient_Greek
[3] www.gotquestions.org/count-the-cost.html
[4] www.gotquestions.org/hate-father-mother.html

Author: BibleOnMoney©2020 Kevin Hung

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life

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