Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? (Matthew 16:24–26, NIV 1984).
My Musings – The price of the ticket for passage is free (although it cost the Godhead plenty). The journey is not without peril. The destination, is worth the trip.
- Deny Oneself – To refrain from satisfying one’s own desires or needs. To put matters of The Kingdom ahead of all personal “empire building” desires or needs. Just consider all that Jesus denied Himself. Afterall, “the world and its desires [the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting…
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