The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish
LUK 14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not
able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
LUK 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
LUK 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth
not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to
meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
LUK 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth
an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
LUK 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all
King James Bible