Read: Matthew 10-12
Marked: Matthew 10:38, And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
There is a cost, a high cost, to following Jesus. In this chapter, He warns His disciples about what following Him means as He sends them out “as sheep in the midst of wolves” (V16).
To truly follow Jesus means death to self. This is why many Christians struggle; we haven’t yet learned to die. A man carrying a cross was going to certain death and our attitude in life in service to God should be like that.
Die we must if we want to follow Jesus. Dead to our wants and desires, but alive to Christ.