34 Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother,a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.37 The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. 39 Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it.
If you choose ANYTHING over Jesus, you have chosen poorly. This decision WILL cause friction in some of the most intimate relationships you have. Your wife may be upset if you choose Jesus and His Word over her preference. Your children may throw a fit if you choose to obey God’s instructions over their whims.
Everything costs something.
Only One thing is worth everything.
God knows what it will cost others if you obey Him.
He is not ignorant to this fact.
Relationships may experience tension and turmoil but the alternative is disobeying your Lord.
You WILL HAVE tension.
It is unavoidable.
You will either be in conflict with people or with Jesus.
I suggest you choose conflict with people who, at worst, can kill your body rather than choosing conflict with Jesus who, at worst, can kill your body and soul in hell forever and ever.
ANYONE who chases their comfort will LOSE it.
Those who pursue comfort cannot catch up to it.
EVERYONE chasing God will HAVE Him.