The Cost of Following Jesus

The Cost of Following Jesus



Following Jesus isn’t always easy. In fact, Jesus himself advised his votaries that following him would bear immolation and commitment. In this blog, we will examine the cost of following Jesus and what it truly means to be his convert.

The Call to Discipleship

Jesus called his votaries to follow him, but he also advised them of the cost of doing so. In Luke 14:25- 33, Jesus says, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.” This passage is frequently misinterpreted as Jesus asking us to detest our family, but in reality, Jesus is using hyperbole to emphasize the significance of putting him first in our lives.

The Cost of Following Jesus

So, what exactly is the cost of following Jesus? To answer this question, let’s look at some of the sacrifices that Jesus’ disciples made in order to follow him:

  • They left their jobs and families( Matthew 4:18- 22)
  • They faced persecution and even death ( John 15:18 21)
  • They gave up their own desires and plans( Mark 8:34- 35)

These sacrifices may feel daunting, but they’re only a small regard of the cost of following Jesus. In reality, following Jesus requires a complete rendition of our lives to him. This means putting aside our own sesires, plans, and indeed our own lives in order to follow him.

The Rewards of Following Jesus

While following Jesus does come with a cost, it also comes with inconceivable rewards. Some of the rewards of following Jesus include:

  • A deep and meaningful relationship with God( John 14:23)
  • A sense of purpose and direction in life( John 10:10)
  • The joy of serving others and making a difference in the world( Matthew 25:40)

Practical way for Following Jesus

So, how can we follow Jesus in a practical way? Then are a many way that we can take:

  • Spend time in prayer and Bible study each day, seeking to grow in our relationship with God.
  • Seek to live a life of obedience to God’s will, putting aside our own solicitations and plans.
  • Serve others, putting their requirements ahead of our own.
  • Be willing to face persecution and indeed death for the sake of the philosophy, standing establishment in our faith.


Following Jesus isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. By surrendering our lives to him and seeking to follow his will, we can witness the inconceivable prices of being his disciple. May we all seek to follow Jesus with everything we have, knowing that the cost is great but the reward is even greater.

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