LOSE YOUR LIFE Jesus tells us, “WHOEVER LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE WILL SAVE IT, BUT WHOEVER INSISTS ON KEEPING HIS LIFE WILL LOSE IT” [Lk 9:24 TL]. Some want to keep their life by being financially secure, so they will always be able to eat what they want to eat and have the best medical care, etc. Jesus questions, “WHAT GOOD IS IT FOR A MAN TO GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD, AND YET LOSE OR FORFEIT HIS VERY SELF” [Lk 9:25 NI]? Some know about Jesus and what He teaches but want to protect themselves from people who are not open to Jesus, by avoiding admitting what they know about Jesus, even though they know Jesus says, “IF ANYONE IS ASHAMED OF ME AND MY TEACHING, THEN I WILL BE ASHAMED OF HIM” [Lk 9:26 IC]. The solution is as Jesus tells us, “IF ANYONE WANTS TO FOLLOW ME, HE MUST SAY "NO' TO THE THINGS HE WANTS.” [Lk 9:23 IC]. Do you deny yourself and follow Jesus? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures