Genesis 22:9-11. To prove his faith in God, Abraham took his only son Isaac to Mt. Moriah. There he bound him on an altar and raised his knife to strike!
What that we honor and love SO MUCH would we surrender to prove that no obedience to God could ever cost us too much?
I Kings 19:19-21. To prove his willingness to obey God’s call Elisha left family and financial security to succeed Elijah as prophet to Israel.
What would we abandon to prove there would be no turning back once we commit to Jesus?
Luke 5:10d-11. To prove his desire to be a disciple of Jesus, despite obligations as husband, son-in-law and father, Simon, son of John, forfeited a prosperous business career.
What that would certify us as a success in this life would we sacrifice to serve the Lord in a career that’s merely spiritually rewarding?
Philippians 3:7-8d. To prove the value of his apostolate, Saul of Tarsus heroically embraced a ministry of toil, not ease; of disruption, not comfort; of pain, not pleasure; as the prisoner at the end of the column, fated to die, I Corinthians 4:9, not the Consul in the chariot leading the Triumph.
What delight have we found in Christ that SO FAR exceeds any earthly experience that Jesus alone is GAIN, and everything else is LOSS; he alone is TREASURE and everything else is RUBBISH; he alone is RESURRECTION and everything else is DEATH?
If we’re living with Jesus, stay true.
If we’ve turned from Jesus, turn back.
If we’ve strayed from Jesus, return
He IS worth it all!
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