RE Verse reading–Matthew 8:18-22 (day three) “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head” (vs 20) It is ironic. Man (the highest creature) when he accepts his highest assignment (following Christ) often becomes lower than the animals. They have homes. Followers of Christ have no guarantee. Most of us need to be regularly reminded that spiritual ministry is a costly enterprise. “Death works in us, but life in you” said Paul in honest assessment of the missionary life. (2 Corinthians 4:12) Christ identified the same principle. “The first shall be last” ( Matthew 19:30) Followers are first in insight, but often last in privilege. We are first in responsibility, but last in recognition from the world. Like the eager scribe, all of us are well served by being warned. There are dangers ahead, sacrifices to be made. Consider carefully before you decide to follow Christ!