“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword” (Matthew 10:34).
A life given to following Christ isn’t always a peaceful transition. A commitment to the pursuit of God’s purposes can bring division between you and your family, your friends, your job, your possessions. Thus, to all potential followers, Jesus says you must count the cost. Salvation is free, but it will cost you something.