March 30, 2022 – You Are Established, Luke 14:25-33; Episode 7
Matthew had it all. He lived better than any Jew. He had wealth, an armed escort, protection from Rome itself. But yet, he lacked the one thing that really mattered: faith in Jesus Christ. That is, until Christ chose him. Sometimes, we might be tempted to feel established by our own means. We might be tempted to weather life’s storms all on our own. Even worse, we may have “faith” in Christ, but only when it’s convenient. There is a cost of discipleship. Christ calls us to renounce our earthly establishments and trust in Him alone. Only then are we truly established.