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The Life Of Faith Has Deeper Meaning and Value Than Anything Else in the World!

Luke 14:28-30 New International Version

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

Thursday - October 14

When I consider starting a woodworking project I have to do some estimating. I will have to drive to Pontiac or possibly Bloomington to get materials. That is both time and money. I will have to find the time in between all of my other responsibilities to work on it. Also, building something does not save money. Buying a bookshelf at Walmart is much cheaper than making one. But once I invest myself in a project I want to work on it all the time. Wealth gives us the illusion that we can have anything we want whenever we want. Sure, we have to work for our money, but buying stuff is easy. The life of discipleship is hard because it is a commitment. You can’t slap it together in an hour. The life of faith has deeper meaning and value. While the kingdom of God cannot be bought, it will require sacrifice. That is ok because important things always do.

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