Jesus Christ stated that we must sit down and count the cost of following Him. Living for Christ… Truly living for Him is a hard life. You lose. You lose family, friends, and even people who grew up with you will scrutinize you. He went on to say that even people you don’t know in your own hometown will not even listen.
It’s controversial. It’s controversial to tell your family and friends that you follow Christ hence why you lose them in your life. If you truly study the Bible and truly try to live it out you’ll be called all kinds of names. Fanatical, radical, hypocrite, a demon, etc.
Think about it, He said some crazy things like, “you must be born-again”, “if your eye causes you to sin pluck it out”, “before Abraham was ‘I Am'”, and “if you’ve seen Me you’ve seen the Father”. The Bible calls us to step out of the norm, to be set apart, and to be holy. It goes on to say that the Word is foolishness to those who are perishing. <—- —Think about that last one for a minute.
If all of these things are true and they are, why do we even try to make it appealing to a dying world? Why do we put on a fake show to attract them? We talk about the Holy Spirit, but don’t even know what His true function is. We talk about Christ, but don’t tell others that He is truly God. We don’t mention God because then we’d have to answer some tough questions. So, we have buildings filled with people that are being entertained that know nothing about the real Christ.
Who is Christ to you? Do you know why His Father sent Him? Do you know that we are to be holy as He is holy? Above all things is He your Savior? Is He your Master. Do you know Jesus?