Posts Tagged ‘ Deny yourself ’

VerseD: Galatians 5:25

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25, ESV

We so often wish to do our own thing, but the Holy Spirit directs us and transforms us to think and act like Christ to the glory of the Father. May we choose to follow.

VerseD: Philippians 3:10-11

that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Philippians 3:10‭-‬11, ESV

We can get in our own way too often. If we mortify the flesh (crucify our flesh, die to self, do away with our sinful desires) and seek to make Him known to this lost world, we shall join in Christ’s death and resurrection and inherit eternal glory.

VerseD: Luke 9:23-24

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.”
Luke 9:23‭-‬24, ESV

Do not think you life will not change following Christ. We are expected to conform to His image and live lives of sacrifice.

VerseD: Philippians 2:3

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Philippians 2:3 ESV

Just as Christ did not rely on His divinity while on earth, but denied Himself to the point of dying to redeem us, we should love others enough to take care of their needs before our own.

VerseD: Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age
Titus 2:11‭-‬12, ESV

In a world that tells us to “just do what feels good,” God simply says to do what is good. And He helps us with the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Galatians 5:24

Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24, NASB

We can not grow in Christ if we refuse to let go of our sinful desires. Christ died to remove our sins, not to remove all penalty if we choose to keep sinning.

Give up your evil desires, or you have not really accepted Christ, merely used Him.