NOT a “means to an end”

Re: Verse reading – Luke 14:25-35 (day seven) 
The confusion is deep.  Inside me.  A twisted motive to love God in pursuit of self.  To make Him a “means to an end”.  Better family, life, eternity.  The end game, however, is still ME.  Jesus didn’t think this way.  He warned against it.  “Which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the COST?”  (v 28)  Early on the true follower of Christ must have an honest conversation with himself.  Is this about God or me?  Is God worthy of my love even when His path costs me the things I hoped for?  Must I truly hate (comparative word) all other things in order to give him the exclusive love He deserves?  “Whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” (Philippians 3:7)  NOT a means to an end, God is a brand new reason for living!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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