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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Cost.

Cost – “the price paid to acquire, produce, accomplish, or maintain anything” (

“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Matthew 16:26, NLT)

Upon seeing the word prompt, quotes came to mind:

  • “Child of God, you cost God too much for Him to forget you.”
    (C. H. Spurgeon)
  • “What will it cost to be a true Christian? It will cost him his self-righteousness. He must cast away all pride and high thoughts, and conceit of his own goodness. He must be content to go to heaven as a poor sinner, saved only by free grace, and owing all to the merit and righteousness of another.” (J.C. Ryle)
  • “Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life.”
    (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
  • “Christian love is loving without counting the cost. This is the lesson of the Good Samaritan; this is the lesson of Jesus.” (Pope Francis)
  • “Teach us to give and not count the cost.” (Ignatius Loyola)
  • “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”
    (Blaise Pascal)

“Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7, NIV)

The cost of our soul was all, therefore,
may we live though it cost us all.