Matthew 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
In my book “God reward and punishment: Are they real”, and through my blogs, I try to demonstrate that whatever one does to another or whatever they want for another, will happen to them. It’s usually called the Golden Rule. I like to call it the Harvest Principle from the Apostle Paul’s quote, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man sows that shall he, also, reap.” Jesus said that this law was the Law and the teachings of the prophets. In other words, this law is the foundation of morality, and it determines our future.
If you want to be loved, then give it away – love others. If you want money, give it away – help others, and you will be helped. The same holds true with one’s own life. Many people are too in love with themselves to love others. Many are too self-centered and selfish to help others. Many are so self-absorbed that they are unable to listen to anyone else. They want to do things their way. They trust only in themselves.
If we serve others, we will be served. If we lay aside our will and accept guidance from God in order to serve Him, He will serve us. When we give our lives over to Him, we are simply completing the cycle. Jesus gave his life for us. And if we give our lives for Christ, he promises to give us everlasting life.
John 4:14 “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life”
John 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life”
John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Matthew 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.”
Is it really smart to make our own decisions and follow our own way all the way to hell? Or should we take guidance from the God that has controlled the past, present and future? Will we follow Satan’s way that leads to destruction, or do we follow God’s way that leads to victory, eternal joy and life? One path requires no effort. The other requires that we concentrate on our Creator.
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