Genesis 12:1 (NKJV)
Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.
GOD commanded Abram to leave his native country, his relatives and anything that would hinder him from fulfilling HIS call.
GOD wants everyone to be saved and become HIS people. Coming into HIS saving grace is easy. But, to become HIS disciple requires big and great sacrifices.
I am reminded (again) of this: how much am I really willing to give up for Him?
1. Comfort (Wealth)
2. Name (Career)
3. Pride (Character)
Paraphrasing the words of our Lord Jesus in Luke 14:26-33, “you want to be my disciple, count the cost… it is not easy”.
God counted the cost to love us and to save us. He gave His only begotten Son.