What does it mean to lose your life to preserve it?

Have you ever wondered what this verse means?

Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. Like 17:33

Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it.

“Do you not know that when you continually offer yourselves to someone to do his will, you are the slaves of the one whom you obey, either [slaves] of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness (right standing with God)?”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Whoever loses his life will preserve it.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭AMP‬‬

We are all born in sin. If you do nothing, the wages of sin is death. If you surrender your life to Jesus, you will have eternal life with our savior Jesus Christ our Lord.

Dear God, I surrender my life to You. You can have it all—every thought, action, behavior, and desire. I want You to be glorified through me. So here I am, Lord. Take me, use me, send me, change me, clean me, transform me, love me, and love others through me. Take all that I am, and use it for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Published by Matthew, Karen, and God

Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives.

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