Posts Tagged ‘ Die to self ’

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 3:16

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16, ESV

We no longer own our lives. This can be a comfort when we deal with life’s struggles, and it can be uncomfortable when we strive to die to ourselves, our wants, to serve God.

VerseD: Proverbs 20:7

The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!

Proverbs 20:7, ESV

Our Christian walk is not about us. We walk in the righteousness of Christ to bless others and glorify our heavenly Father.

VerseD: 1 Peter 5:6

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you
1 Peter 5:6, ESV

Nothing we can do can save us nor earn us glorified eternal bodies. Being willing to admit we need infinite help from our limitless Creator God who saves through His Son by the power of the Holy Spirit and glorifies is what leads us to salvation.

VerseD: Matthew 6:19

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,”
Matthew 6:19, ESV

Why would the lost of the world want to come to God if now is the best life can be because of health, wealth, and nice things? Rather, they should see that this world has no true hold on us, but that we have not in all circumstances and desire a new world with God.

VerseD: Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20‭-‬21, ESV

God’s foremost goal is not giving us all we ask for, rather it is to grow us more like Christ for His glory which will bring more people to Him.
That is the foremost work in us: the salvation of others to His glory as we look more like His Son.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 4:16

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16, ESV

Our faithful Lord empowers us day by day through His Holy Spirit as we take His gospel to our fallen world.

VerseD: Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6, ESV

God has saved us, and we partner with Him to work out our salvation, consciously seeing him work in us to make us like Christ.

VerseD: Psalm 2:11

Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:11, ESV

We must remember that our God is holy and just, that He does not abide sin.

Yes, He has saved us through Christ, but we also work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Phil. 2:12) and examine and test yourself to see if you are in the faith (2 Cor. 13:5).

Then we can rejoice.

VerseD: Galatians 5:24

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

God accepts us for who we are, and then He changes us. We still have our personality, but the things we want and the way we think about things should change.

Let God change your desires. Put them on the cross, and walk with the risen Lord daily.

VerseD: Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24, ESV

We must put to death our sinful desires and actions and let Christ change us ever more to think and act like Him through the power of the Holy Spirit.