The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and
be raised the third day.
LUK 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
LUK 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever
will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
LUK 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and
lose himself, or be cast away?
LUK 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him
shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory,
and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
King James Bible