The Cost of Following Jesus
z Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."
And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man a has nowhere to lay His head."
b Then He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."
Jesus said to him, "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God."
And another also said, "Lord, c I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house."
But Jesus said to him, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is d fit for the kingdom of God."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 8:19 - 22
Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, "Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.
Then another of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father.
But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.
1 Kings 19:20
And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?
2 Timothy 4:10
For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica - Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.