The Cost of Discipleship vs. the cost of a Godless life.
In Luke 14:25-35 Jesus challenged the crowd to count the cost of following him. Is he worth it? Yes, no doubt, but who is willing to pay the price to follow him? Actually, what we find is that the cost of NOT following Jesus far out weighs the cost of following him. There is a big difference between a culture or a person who lives in simple obedience to our Lord and the results of years of "doing our own thing" and "playing by our own rules." Look at the world around us; how long can we keep this up?