My dad (perhaps like your dad) always reminded me there is no such thing as a free lunch.
And … he was right.
- What did it cost me?
- Am I willing to pay it?
- Will I accept a cheap imitation that costs me nothing?
Jesus wants to know if I will pay the price. Jesus wants to know if I have counted the cost.
But the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God that cost me nothing.”
2 Samuel 24:24