Thinking About NVCC 9/14/2014

Jesus said, “The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” (John 12:25). Interesting contrasts: Love life and lose it; hate life and keep it.

The verse contains truths that are hard to perceive unless one understands how the word hate is being used. Jesus’ point is not that we are to hate our life, but instead our love for God is so much greater then the love of our own life, that the love for our own life looks like hate.

Here is a biblical truth: To have life one must surrender their life to God. God in return gives one a worthy life. The question arises within us, “Can I trust God with my life in this way? David, who was not a novice to trusting God, said, “Cast your burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (Ps 55:22).

Let go and trust Him,



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