He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.Matthew 10:39
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.John 12:25
In the above verses the word ‘lose’ in the KJV should have been translated as “destroy”. That’s what the greek word means. If you love your life, you will destroy it. If you destroy your life for the sake of Jesus, you will find it.
To those who live in sin, trusting in themselves, doing what they want to do, it would be a destruction most severe to have to live as a Christian. A real Christian, one who follows Christ with all their heart and does not trust in themselves. It would be blowing up their sinful ways. That’s just what Christ came to do, to blow up our lives of sin and replace it with a life made in the image of Christ.
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.Matthew 21:44
Christ gives you two options. Either humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God or be judged by Him and cast into the lake of fire. He would much rather prefer that we humble ourselves and serve Him with a pure heart.
I’ve begun to destroy my old sinful life by replacing it with a life devoted to God and others. That’s how Christ wants everyone to live. Turn to God with your whole heart today and He will receive you.
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.Daniel 4:27