(Matthew 10:16-42) In today’s passage it is very clear that there is a price for following Christ. It is something that can cause even family to be at odds. The command however is that not even family is to come before Christ. It can be so easy to put others or things above God, even easier to use your family ties as an excuse to change your witness as a follower of Christ.
There may come times were it is looked down upon, or even outlawed, to be a follower of Christ. No matter what we are to live our lives according to Christ’s example and trust in the protection and safety of God. There is a reward for following Christ, the ultimate being eternal life with God. Sacrificing our faith for anything in this world will go unrewarded. We need to stand firm and follow Christ.