It Will Cost You Everything

"If [following Jesus Christ] doesn't cost you anything, it's because you've bought into 'American Christianity.'"
~ Paul Washer

♡ * * * Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Matt 16

strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said. Acts 14:22

Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 1 Peter 4:1

For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. 1 Peter 3:18

Thou therefore endure hardness/suffering, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Tim 2:3

So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God 2 Timothy 1:8

If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 2 Cor 1:6

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22

They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. John 15:21

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.Galatians 6:9
♡ ✶ ✶ Those scriptures reveal cost. It always cost something to follow and stand up for what you believe.If it be right or wrong.. it will cost you something.. the end results will be different though.
Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511
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1 Response Aug 16, 2014

amen