In today’s attached devotional, Christ calls on us to deny ourselves,
warns us that saving our lives means losing them, and tells us that loss
is sheer folly. But the quotation points to an entirely different
lifestyle. Does the Scripture or the quotation more nearly match your
life? God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Luke 9:23-25 (ESV)23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
“Someday, if history is allowed to continue, a perceptive artist may sculpt a statue of twentieth-century man with his arms wrapped around himself in loving embrace, kissing his image in a mirror.” [Kent Hughes, The Sermon on the Mount: The Message of the Kingdom, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, p. 2013), p. 18]