Behold -A New Thing - artwork by Gwen Meharg. Click on the link to see her explanation of the painting!
1. Count the cost Read Luke 14:27-33. This passage is about considering the cost of entering into a covenant with someone... God initiates covenant with us - read John 1:1-5; 9-13.
Remember, if a person has considered the cost, and chooses to walk away, there is no covenant...if the parties move on to step two, the covenant is initiated and binding. Can you see how this applies to a person who has heard the Good News, and doesn't take the step to receive Jesus into their heart?