Luke 14:29

29 If you don't, you will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will make fun of you.

Luke 14:29 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 14:29

Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation
Has begun to build, has taken up a profession, has submitted to ordinances, and got into a church state:

and is not able to finish it;
a foundation may be laid, and the building may never be finished, because the foundation is not laid right; was it, it would continue, and the building go on, and at last be finished; though no man is able to finish it of himself, yet those hands which have laid the foundation, will raise up the superstructure, and complete the whole building, through the power and efficacy of divine grace: but where there is a beginning, and which at first looks well, and there is no progress, but the work is dropped and left unfinished,

all that behold it, begin to mock;
as follows;

Luke 14:29 In-Context

27 Those who do not carry their own cross and come after me cannot be my disciples.
28 If one of you is planning to build a tower, you sit down first and figure out what it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job.
29 If you don't, you will not be able to finish the tower after laying the foundation; and all who see what happened will make fun of you.
30 "You began to build but can't finish the job!' they will say.
31 If a king goes out with ten thousand men to fight another king who comes against him with twenty thousand men, he will sit down first and decide if he is strong enough to face that other king.