Since we only do what we want to do, we consider some of the reasons why we should be willing to pay whatever it costs to trust and follow Jesus:
- because we owe it to Him.
- because this is what He commands us to do.
- because He has the authority to require this of us.
- because of the blessings we will gain in this life if we do.
- because life is short.
- because the world is worthless, but heaven is valuable.
- because there is a coming Day of Judgment, which we have every reason to fear if we don’t trust and follow Jesus.
There is a Heaven to gain, and a Hell to avoid. We are challenged to consider these things and let them motivate us to believe on Jesus and follow Him.