LET IT COST YOU SOMETHING
2 Sam 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
Insight and Highlight
Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
There is no service to God that does not involve sacrifice. It started with God, John 3:16, then Christ who knew no sin became sin and became our sacrifice and passover, 2 Cor 5:21, 1 John 2:2. 1 Cor 5:7
To give your life to Christ is a sacrifice. Gal 5:24 says And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
We must be prepared to sacrifice for God. David, in our text of today, teaches us that; no service to God comes without a sacrifice.
It is the sacrifice behind your service to God that makes it service.
There is a cost and that cost is going out of your way to make way to God, Luke 14:28-33.
The cost of following Christ is doing something that will cost you something.
What will it cost you to serve God?
We are called into a continued and unending sacrifice.
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously.
Call to Word action
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
The Christian clarion duty
Matthew 16:24 (NLT) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.
Lord, help me to follow you by my own free will. Help me to voluntarily renounce everything that might hinder my discipleship, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.