Do you ever sense something is missing in your Christian life? Could it be that the “something” is Jesus - at least a true vision of who he is and what he about? David Platt gives a powerful reminder from the gospel of Luke of the real Jesus and his real call to his disciples. This video will challenge you…..and show you the glory of Jesus and the need for true discipleship in a dramatic way.
One caveat - Platt moves quickly through Jesus' command to “hate” father and mother. I think Jesus means “hatred” here the way God uses it in Romans 9:13, “Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated”. These are not words describing God’s emotions but his decision to elect Jacob and to leave Esau in his sin. Jesus is not commanding his followers to vehemently hate their parents - that would be a very clear violation of the great commandment to “love one another,” even our enemies! Instead, he is clearly claiming absolute priority and privilege over every other relationship in our life, even our parents. And, as Platt so vividly explains, Jesus is absolutely worth it!!
Watch the video and let me know what you think!