kjv@Luke:14:25@ And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
kjv@Luke:14:26@ If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
kjv@Luke:14:27@ And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
kjv@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?
kjv@Luke:14:29@ Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
kjv@Luke:14:30@ Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
kjv@Luke:14:31@ Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
kjv@Luke:14:32@ Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
kjv@Luke:14:33@ So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
kjv@Luke:14:34@ Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
kjv@Luke:14:35@ It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Others often portray Jesus as divine Prophet in the line of a few others that come and go every several hundred years or so. Jesus never once hinted toward any before Him nor after other than Moses. In fact as written here, He insisted on complete and sole devotion to Himself and Himself only. Anyone who attempts to include Him in the succession of messianic figures has much re-explaining of His words to do.
Again, there seems to be contradiction here between loving all and hating father and mother. As we've seen before, there is something more that the Spirit wants us to search out. The truth of His teaching here must first come in the form of a kjv@Proverbs:1:7kjv@Proverbs:1:22-23 approach. Clear the heart, clear the mind, honestly seek the Lord, you'll be shown the answer. How different might it be from we first considered?
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