Subject: September 23rd — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he have wherewith to complete it? Luke 14.28.

The Lord talks about counting the cost. What He really means to say here is whether a person is willing to put up all he has in order to build a tower. For example, if the building of a tower will cost $500 and a man is only willing to put in $300 while keeping his remaining $200 for other purposes, it becomes insufficient only because he keeps a part back. He who keeps back love for others is unable to love Christ. One must hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters—and even his own life—in the sense of taking them out of his heart. Christ does not ask how much a person gives but rather if he has given all to Him.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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