The Messiah’s followers must give up everything for His service

Mat 8:19-22

19 And there came a scribe and said to him, Master, I will come after you wherever you go.
20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of heaven have a resting-place; but the Son of man has nowhere to put his head.
21 And another of the disciples said to him, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father.
22 But Jesus said to him, Come after me; and let the dead take care of their dead.

Luk 9:57-62

57 And when they were on the way, a certain man said to him, I will come after you wherever you go.
58 And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have resting-places, but the Son of man has nowhere to put his head.
59 And he said to another, Come after me. But he said, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father.
60 But he said to him, Let the dead take care of their dead; it is for you to go and give news of the kingdom of God.
61 And another man said, I will come with you, Lord, but first let me say a last good-day to those who are at my house.
62 But Jesus said, No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is good enough for the kingdom of God.

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