John 9:35–38 (ESV): "35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" 36 He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?" 37 Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who is speaking to you." 38 He said, "Lord, I believe," and he worshiped him."
The cost to believe in Jesus is high. You will be "cast out" of society as a weak and illogical person. The reality is that believing in Jesus is the most logical and sane decision a person can make. Don't hold on to the world and forsake eternity. Forsake the world and hold on to eternity by believing in Jesus. He is worth the price.
A man blind from birth had a miraculous encounter with Jesus. He was healed and brought before the Religious Leaders who discounted his story and cast him out. He was excommunicated by them which meant even his parents were to have nothing to do with him. All because he testified of the miraculous work of Jesus. Jesus heard this and invited him into the fold of God. He believed and worshipped Jesus.
What has belief in Jesus cost you? Many will be cast out by family members and friends. Society doesn't care what Jesus has done for you, they have a strong disdain for Him. Don't expect to keep your seat at the table in the world Christian when you come to Christ. Be encouraged though because you've been given a seat at the table in heaven which is far better. Live for the Lord no matter what it costs. He is worth it. Amen?
Father, we thank You for sending Your Son. He is worth losing everything in this world for. He gave up His life and we ought to be willing to give up ours. Strengthen us in these last days to live for Christ and not for this world we pray in Jesus' name, amen.