Luke 14:25-35

The Cost of Discipleship

25Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 aIf anyone comes to me and bdoes not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters cyes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 dWhoever does not ebear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not ffirst sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not gsit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 hSo therefore, any one of you who idoes not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

Salt Without Taste Is Worthless

34 jSalt is good kbut if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. lHe who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

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