Parable of the Tower Builder // The Parables of Jesus

At the end of Luke 14, we find a bold lesson on discipleship coming from Jesus, including a curious parable about a tower builder. If someone were going to build a tower, the project would surely begin with an initial assessment of cost to make certain the task could be completed. Speaking to a large crowd of curious observers, Jesus offered words of instruction about the cost of being a disciple, a devoted follower. From the parable (and the surrounding passages), we are reminded of God's devotion to finish what He started no matter the cost, but we are also invited to consider our own involvement in the grandest building project: the restoration/redemption of creation. The choice is up to us: Will we decide to trust the Lord daily and submit ourselves to be fully devoted to God?