Jesus gave some ‘hard’ sayings at times to His disciples and to the world. This one He told His disciples seems very hard indeed, until we study the Bible and see what He did for us.
Matthew 10:37 “He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.”
But when we get into His Word, we can soon find out that He does not require more of us than He or His Father required of Themselves! When Jesus hung dying on the cross, did He not put Himself second to our great needs and did God not put us first….even before His beloved Son? Utterly awesome and amazing, is what it is!
When that begins to register with us, it doesn’t seem so hard to begin putting Him first…before our jobs, recreation and even before our family and all those we love so dearly. It is only fitting that we put God first in our lives when we remember that one day in the history of mankind, He did the same for us.