Follow Christ with the proper forethought

Luke Bible Background

04.14.2017 – New Testament: Luke 14.31–32

To read the Bible in a year, read Luke 14.25–35 on April 14, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Following Jesus is not a hap-hazard decision that we make without giving it due consideration. He wants followers who know what they are doing and who know what it means to be a disciple of Christ, illustrating it in this manner,

“Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace” (Luke 14.31–32). 

That king figures out before, whether he can win the battle. If he believes that he cannot, he seeks a way to have peace with the opposing king.

Jesus does not want to fight you, and you do not want to fight Him, because He will win every time. Why not then seek peace with Him? Do whatever you can to be on His side.


  • Did you give thought before time to becoming a Christian?
  • If not, why did you become a Christian?

One thought on “Follow Christ with the proper forethought

  1. You know, I’ve been mystified by the gun-control debate argument that says possessing a gun means you’re fighting unfairly. If I’m going into a fight, I want to be sure it’s unfair and that I’m going to win. My comment isn’t about gun control, however, but a spiritual insight, to underline your good point. Thanks!

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