McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Ex 11-12:21, Lk 14, Job 30, 1 Co 15
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple… So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26-27, 33)
If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (1 Cor 15:19)
Jesus calls us to follow him unreservedly, no matter what it might cost us, renouncing all possessions, relationships, even life itself. How is that? Because our hope is for the resurrection, on the other side of death.