So many Scriptures show us that suffering death to self yields the life of God within us. Of course, this principle is most vividly demonstrated in the four gospels by the sufferings, ministry, resurrection and glorification of the Way Himself…
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant will be also. My Father will honor the one who serves me. (John 12:24-26).
Note that this Scripture spells out that serving God entails death to self – we cannot serve Him without letting the death of Jesus work in us. Spiritual…
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Such beautiful verses. Death to self is difficult, but necessary.
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Amen. The resurrection life can only follow baptism unto His death. Thankfully, as we FIX our eyes on Him, the unseen and the eternal, Jesus is always faithful to enable us to deny ourselves. It’s moment by moment, step by step, loving Him more than myself.