“Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the gospel will save it. After saying, "Remember Lot's wife," Jesus then gives almost the same warning that He gave in our text, "Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it." Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man The first LYL statement occurs at the beginning of Christ’s ministry. Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. For whoever will save his life, shall lose it. Christ had … Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Matthew 16:25 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 25 For whoever wishes to save his [ a]life will lose it; but whoever loses his [ b]life for My sake will find it. Also, principle applies not only to life itself, but anything we consider important in life. 40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. Christ specifically told us, "Remember Lot's wife." We like to think that doing what is right, loving people, helping everyone we can and not being a bad individual would sit well with the religious leaders, however, that was not the case here. Jesus followed His call of death to self (“Take up your cross and follow Me”) with the gift of life in Christ: “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it” (Matthew 16:25-26). Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." We face no persecutions. Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. But if one will go so far as to lose his life rather than deny the Lord, he will find what life really is (1 Timothy 6:19). Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Whoever Loses His Life For My Sake Will Find It. Or what can one give in exchange for his life? We do not have to worry about an invasion and a war not far away. Matthew 16:25, ESV: "For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." But whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. Matthew 16:25 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 16:25, NIV: "For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." “Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, welcomes him who sent me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39. – Matthew 16:25. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it" (Luke 17:32-33). Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:37-39 NIV Change your actions. Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. Or z what shall a man give in return for his soul? Bible Verse of the Day – Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Friday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it From that time Jesus began to show to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. For whoever desires to save his life [psyche] will lose it, but whoever loses his life [psyche] for My sake will find it.” –Matthew 16:23-25 Peter and the … Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it!/Giving it all to Him! Matthew 16:25 says: “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” This verse struck me the other day in a way it never had before. "Whoever receives you receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives the one who sent Me. Rewards. Luke 17:34 Desiring to hold onto our lives is no guarantee that we will. In the larger context, Jesus had issued a call to discipleship — “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” The main theme that seems to run through the readings for Mass today, is that it’s not easy to do God’s will. The objective is not to learn to love yourself; it is to deny yourself. 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