The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
MAR 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples
also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
MAR 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save
MAR 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole
world, and lose his own soul?
MAR 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
MAR 8:38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in
this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man
King James Bible