Not Too Hasty

  Luke 14: 28, "For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?" The Lord gave this teaching in the context of deciding to follow Him. He was not suggesting people deliberately postpone a decision. He urged them not to make such a momentous decision without the consideration it deserves. A quick, irrational, totally emotional response brought about by  high-powered mind-stirring emotionalism is not giving it proper thought. Such a decision will be void of a conviction of truth and will not result in the kind of commitment the Lord expects. We need to count the cost.

  We count the cost, not to see whether we will serve Him or not, because we know we must serve Him. We count the cost to learn what it is God wants and we do whatever He says no matter how high the cost may at first appear to be. We must count the cost and with the right motive.