Seize the Moment Luke 9: 23-24; 57-62

07
Jul

Luke 9: 23-24; 57-62 (KJV)

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.  24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.  Verse 57-62 

57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. 62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Points to Ponder

Jesus did not hide the cost of being His disciple to potential followers.
He plainly showed them the cost of that decision (vs. 23-62)
The demands of the commitment compelled them to put it off for as long as possible.

  • It is said the busiest day for many is ”tomorrow.”
    Stop acting as if your life is a rehearsal. Seize the moment.
    The highway to hell is paved with good intentions.
    People who procrastinate are not only idle individuals.
    Procrastinators may appear to be busy while putting off the most important tasks.

READ: Acts 24:24-27

 If you keep on postponing doing something, it increasingly becomes more difficult to do.
 The opportunity was lost forever. Procrastination is a thief. It steals opportunities.
 Procrastination affects others. You waste other people’s time. You place them in grave
danger.