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Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
(A devotional is posted 2 days a week. Circumstances, such as traveling may occasionally delay new postings).
For which of you, intending to build a
tower, sitteth not down first, and
counteth the cost, whether he have
sufficient to finish it?  Lest haply,
after he hath laid the foundation, and
is not able to finish it, all that behold
it begin to mock him, saying, this man
began to build, and was not able to
Luke 14:28-30
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In becoming a LEO, we soon found that there was a cost involved and some decide quickly that the cost
is more than they want to pay.  Likewise, in today's text we see that if someone is going to build a
tower, then they obviously need to make sure they have enough money to finish the construction so that
it is not left incomplete causing others to laugh at them. Jesus used this illustration to make sure people
understand that there is a cost involved in following Him, and that we need to count that cost. Being a
follower of Christ is not the life of ease that some say it is, in fact it can be difficult and costly
because it means a life of discipline, and self denial.

So, if following Christ can be so costly, then we need to answer the question "is it worth it"? The
Apostle Paul addressed this question in 1 Corinthians 15:19 when he said "If in this life only we have
hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable". In Paul's day, there was intense persecution for
being a Christian, and it could even mean death. Although it is on the rise we haven't yet experienced
intense persecution, but there is still a price to be paid. Just ask the baker who refused to bake a
wedding cake for a same sex couple, or Indiana Trooper Brian Hamilton who was fired for sharing the
hope the world so desperately needs, and the examples continue to more frequently.  YES, there is a
cost and Paul said if all we have to look forward to is in this life, then we are miserable; but thankfully
Paul was not seeking his fulfillment in this life, he was focused on eternity. Because of our limited
perspective we easily lose sight of the fact that the length of this life is only a grain of sand in the
ocean when compared to eternity. James 4:14 says "Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away".
Paul understood this, and he knew that whatever he had to endure in this life for Christ, it was going to
be worth it in eternity.

The fact that God the Son would come to earth as a man, and die a torturous and humiliating death for
sinful man makes it worth it enough to live for Him. That alone answers today's question, but we also
have promises in scripture of things to come. While we could spend endless hours exploring these
promises, lets instead think on this verse; "But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love
Him" - 1 Corinthians 2:9. The answer to today's question is YES, it is worth it!!! Jesus Christ deserves
and expects our all; do you know Him as Savior, if so, does He have your all?