What construction company sets out to build a building without first giving a bid? What king goes to war without first counting his troops? Jesus uses those to parables to say you shouldn’t be so fast to just raise your hand to follow him without first considering what it will mean.
We might think of love as a warm fuzzy feeling we get when we're with another person, or simply as the enjoyment we get from something we like. But God's love goes far deeper than that.
God doesn’t ask us to understand his ways, but to trust his heart.
Now that you have this marvelous gift of grace, the good news of Jesus, how do you live as a newborn child of God?