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. Matthew 10.37.
Once there was a brother who upon seeing the meaning of baptism in the Scriptures wished to be immersed. But his father did not approve of it. The son therefore experienced a great struggle in his heart at the time. His dilemma was that if he were immersed he would hurt his fatherís heart; but if he were not immersed he would be disloyal to the Lordís word. As he was struggling in his heart over the issue, he was given a word by the Lord: "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me" (Matt. 10.37). Here he encountered this matter of cost. Would he please his parents or would he please the Lord? Thank God, the love of Christ captured him, so that he finally was baptized by immersion.