According to the 2013 movie “Terms and Conditions May Apply,” it would take the average American 180 hours per year to read all the “Terms and Conditions” he/she agrees to on websites and other agreements. It is no wonder that almost everyone checks the box indicating we agree with these lengthy documents filled with legal jargon. In fact, most of us would not understand it, even if we read it. The point of the movie is that we are often agreeing to things that could end up costing us that which we never expected.
Many people who make a decision for Christ do not read the “Terms and Conditions” before saying “Yes!” Then when the road is difficult and Jesus calls us to suffer, we ask ‘Why?” We must count the cost before committing to follow Him. And follow . . . for it will be worth all you have to give and more than He will ever ask of you. –Jim L. Wilson and Larry Blair
Mark 8:34 (ESV) And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”