“Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33).

lord, Your Word says that in order to be Your disciple, I must give up everything. How do I do that? Do I spiritualize that Scripture text and say, “If I am willing to give up everything, then I can be Your disciple.” But that’s not what it says.

If I literally “give up everything,” I’ll have nothing to live on, and others will have to provide for my needs. Is that what You mean?

Your Word also tells us to eat, drink, and enjoy the works of our hands as gifts from You (Eccl. 2:24, 25). How do I embrace the good gifts of life that You have given me and yet give up everything?

I don’t ... »

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