Küchenhexe (formerly Zanne Chaos) (kuchenhexe) wrote in godsfanclub,
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But thinking about my previous post, and the so-called Christians who act all holier-than-thou, and my little addition to my prayers: "God, if these people are gonna be up there too, would it be too much trouble to ask You to build my house away from the City? I'd like to be with You, not with them." I was reminded of a song from one Church I attended (and loved) by Steve Camp: "Consider the Cost". (There's an excellent article about the meaning behind the verse which inspired the song here.) There's a lot of scriptural backing in this song, and the middle portion has always blown me away ever since I first learned it to perform it in church. I've bolded that verse, and it always, always starts coming to mind when I run into holier-than-thou types who condemn left and right, preaching hellfire and brimstone.

Consider the Cost
Luke 14:28-30
Steve Camp

To obey is better than sacrifice,
And to hearken than the fat of rams.
What will man give for his own life?
Houses, or money, or land?

There's a way that seems right to you,
But in the end leads only to death.
Come unto Him, all ye weary,
Come, and find your rest!

Consider the cost of building a tower.
It's the narrow way that you must come.
For to do the will of the Father
Is to follow the Son.
Will you love Him more than father or mother?
Will you love Him more than even your own flesh?
To give all that you are for all that He is
Is the Gospel according to Jesus.

Many will say 'Lord, Lord' on that day,
'Look what we've done in Your name.
Oh, we've prophesied, and performed many miracles,
And, Lord, even the demons obeyed!'

Then He will declare unto them
The most terrifying words of Truth:
He'll say, 'Depart from me,
Ye workers of iniquity.
For I -- I have never known you!'
1

Consider the cost of building a tower.
It's the narrow way that you must come.
For to do the will of the Father
Is to follow the Son.
Will you love Him more than father or mother?
Will you love Him more than even your own flesh?
To give all that you are for all that He is
Is the Gospel according to Jesus.

O foolish man, how you build on the sand,
Trusting in your goodness to save.
For when the rains fall,
And the flood breaks the wall,
You will be swept away.

But blessed is he who builds on The Rock,
Who takes Jesus as Lord, to save.
For when the rains fall,
He will endure it all,
Standing firm in His grace.

Consider the cost of building a tower.
It's the narrow way that you must come.
For to do the will of the Father
Is to follow the Son.
Will you love Him more than father or mother?
Will you love Him more than even your own flesh?
To give all that you are for all that He is
Is the Gospel according to Jesus.

To give all that you are, For all that He is,
Is the Gospel according to Jesus.


1 = Luke 13:26-27, KJV: "Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity."
NKJV, NASV, NLT.



Now that I've gotten that out of my mind, maybe I can get my next fanfic update finished. ::sweatdrops, eyes her word program::
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