David Platt, Jesus, Mijas discussed on Pray the Word with David Platt

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Free the word with david platt is a resource from radical not new matthew chapter eight verse eighteen says that when jesus saw a crowd around him he gave orders to go over to the other side and ascribe came up and said to him teacher i will follow you wherever you go and jesus said to him foxes have holes and birds of the heir have nests but the son of man has nowhere to lay as head another the disciples said him lord let me first go and bury my father and jesus said to him follow me and leave the dead to bury their own dead this interaction with these two guys is humbling to say the least it almost seems like a jesus is trying to talk these guys out of following him there eager san will follow you wherever you go but jesus looks back at both of them and challenges them to count the cost before following the first guy says you follow me you're not even guaranteed a roof over your head if you follow mijas essay i i'm all you've god jesus making clear here he israel worthy of unconditional trust like you may lose everything in this world you may not be guaranteed a roof over your head in that moment will jesus be enough for you does he have all your trust and then the second guy does jesus have all of your affection this picture of undivided affection this disciple says anita go back and bury my father and there's a lot of discussion about this meaning in the tax does this mean the man just wants to give his father proper funeral irs they're more here some think this involved getting inheritance from his father first before following juice but regardless jesus says leave him behind and follow me more important than honoring your father or receiving inheritance from your father you follow jesus to follow him means to give him undivided affection so obviously we know from the whole of scripture that jesus doesn't call every one of his followers to not have a home and a dozen call every one of his followers to leave family behind.

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