Matthew 8:18-22New Living Translation (NLT)
The Cost of Following Jesus
18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he instructed his disciples to cross to the other side of the lake.
19 Then one of the teachers of religious law said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
20 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.”
21 Another of his disciples said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”
22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me now. Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead.”
Dear Father, I will follow you. I learn from you. As I read your Word and listen, I learn from you. Guide me as I learn from you. Keep me in your care. Bless me and protect me. Give me your presence. Thank you for your provision each and every day. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.