But Jesus said, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head."
Another man said to Jesus, "Lord, permit me to go and bury my father first. (He thought he should wait until his father passed on before following Jesus)
Jesus said, "Follow me, and allow the dead to bury their dead."
My Bible commentary says, "Jesus was always direct with those who wanted to follow him. He made sure they counted the cost and set aside any conditions they might have."
The scribe needed to realize there would be no worldly or monetary benefit to following Jesus. The second man needed to realize the decision to follow Jesus should not be put off. We should put him first above our family and all other considerations.