Counting the Cost
Let's ask ourselves this question: "Am I concerned about the sacrifices I may be called upon to make in serving Christ?"
Two young men were talking about this very thing. One of them said, "I cannot tell you all that the Lord Jesus is to me, or what He has done for me. I do wish you would enlist in His army."
"I'm thinking about it," answered the other youn man, "but it means giving up several things--in fact, I am counting the cost."
A Christian officer, just passing, heard the last remark, and laying his hand on the shoulder of the young soldier said, "Young man, you talk of counting the cost of following Christ, but have you ever counted the cost of not following Him?"