The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
MAR 8:33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he
rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not
the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
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?
King James Bible