By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Luke 14:26?, what does it mean to hate not Father and Mother?
Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
V26 would be best understood in this way…
If any man come to me, and “will not do my will because of” his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
NOTE: The word CANNOT is the Greek word DUNAMAI and it means NOT ABLE
The Lord’s DESIRE for every christian is for them to “Live for Him” whole heartedly.
If the christian IS NOT willing to put Christ first in their life then they are “Not Able” (cannot) to be a servant for the Lord BECAUSE everything else has priority.
To get a better understanding of V26 the words HATE NOT really carries in the practical sense the meaning of REMOVING anything out of our lives that HINDERS us from doing the Lord’s work.
Satan in his attempt to prevent the christian from “Faithfully serving Christ” WILL often use Family, Friends, or even their Job as enticements to accomplish that goal.
The Lord ONLY WANTS the “Very Best” for our lives and he wants to bless and reward us as well BUT the only way he can is IF the christian will set aside those things that block or hinder that.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH