Daily Devotional: Are you ready to pay the price?


But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, that I might finish my course. Acts 20:24


Do you pay a price—some extra time in the morning—to get into the Word of God? Do you pay the price of being ridiculed because you keep your Bible on your desk in the office or bow your head and thank God for His gracious goodness to you when He gives you a meal? Are you willing to be different? Will you finish your course?

When you’re running this race, you’re going to find out that you’re running right against the grain. There’s the broad way, where most are traveling, and here you are, going the other way. Against the grain.

You see, what we believe is the opposite of what the world without Jesus Christ believes. Our faith in Christ

  • starts at a different source
  • follows a different course
  • ends at a different conclusion

…and there is a price to pay.


Frankly, we don’t like that idea of a “price to pay.” We say, “Well, I’m saved by grace, and so I’m just going to float into heaven on flowery beds of ease.” No. A disciple is one who follows his master, obeys his master, and there is a price to pay.