There is always a “cost” to following Jesus.
For most of us in the Western World, it is merely the cost of obedience, but to others, it can mean life or death.
I used to think that the western world had it “easy” until I went to a Mission Trip to Vanuatu. There, a woman said to me that she prays for “us” (Westerners) because of the hardship we face every day with the choices and temptations that we face in life, that changed the way I think.
Reading Deuteronomy this morning, there are so many degrees and laws because of the temptations the Israelites faced to sin.
The Bible reiterates over and over that, if we were chosen to be His, then we need to be consciously obedient to bring honour to God (1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 2:14)
My prayer this morning is that we will seek God first, to walk beside Him always, and glorify Him daily because from our obedience, comes His blessings, blessings of eternal life – just as He promised