Saturday, August 01, 2009

Death to Self

Why are those three words the most difficult to live? Well I think the answer is obvious. Think about it for a minute. Everything we do is for "self." Even those thngs which are so natural tend to have only "self" in mind. But Jesus says we are to "deny ourselves" (Lk.9:23). He even says to do this "daily" while "taking up your cross." Is it possible to live this way when everything we do, say or pursue is for "self?" It is if you want His gift of salvation. It is a prerequisite. It is more that just believing, it is surrendering "self." It is "death to self." Have you died today? Think about it.

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