A Devotional

Count the Cost

Michael Beck Michael Beck

We make our choices in life based upon the relative value and importance we attach to things. Something may be hard to do, but the reward we receive makes it worth doing. Something may cost a lot, but having it in our possession makes it worth the price. We are always weighing things in our mind before we decide to commit to a way or “buy” something. “She considereth a field, and buyeth it…” (Proverbs 31:16)

The same holds for our life in God. People often only say, “Well it won’t cost me my salvation.” But what is your life in God worth to you? How important is your witness of Christ to the world? How valuable is the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon your heart and your ministry? Are you willing to weigh all things and then, count all else loss to know and have God in His fullness? Is that fullness of joy and blessing that could be yours in loving Him supremely worth sacrificing for something of greater value to you?

Consider well before you make your decision. You may ultimately spend your life on what was worth nothing, and end up without that which was more precious than any earthly goal or gold.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. You can find him on Facebook.