Difficult Verse # 11
by Pastor David Stogsdill
A True Disciple
Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
A true disciple is one that esteems Christ above all. His heart will renounce its attachment to the things of this world and resign itself completely to the Lord. Everything he has will be at Christ’s feet and at His disposal. This must be a part of any successful Christian because he cannot serve two masters (Matthew 6:24), it is impossible for the love of God and the love of the world to dominant simultaneously in the same heart. Either Christ is dearest or the things of this world are. Family, friends, finances, future or frivolous things must be cast below Christ if they are to be in their proper place. While temporal things of this world may be the easiest to cast aside, Christ demands that all be second place to Him. You cannot be a true disciple if anything including your family is before your Lord.
Pastor David StogsdillGrace Bible Baptist Church