Jesus said, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26). Many people are shocked when they read these words. Wasn’t Jesus all about love? Why would the Lord want His disciples to hate their families? In today’s devotional, Dr. Michael Youssef considers the cost of discipleship through Jesus’ unexpected words.
This devotional is adapted from MY Journal, Leading The Way’s monthly devotional magazine. Sign up now for a free six-month subscription to MY Journal—Dr. Youssef’s gift to you.
If you would like more insight into today’s devotional topic, listen to Dr. Michael Youssef’s sermon series Enduring Wisdom: WATCH NOW