33 So likewise, whoever does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple.6 [Everyone who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit everlasting life. Mat 19:29. When you continually deny yourself and obey the Lord's commands, you will forsake your entire selfish life, and thereby save your soul to live Life in union with God.]
44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field; which when a man has found it, he hides it, and for joy over it, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant man, seeking valuable pearls;
46 Who, when he had found the one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
27 Then Peter said to him, "Behold, we have forsaken all and followed you; therefore, what shall we have?"
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost to see if he has the money to finish it?5 [Count the cost of forsaking all to be a disciple of Jesus and enter the kingdom, you must forsake all. He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life (of God) eternal. John 12:25. From the Word of the Lord within: "The sacrifice of life is given to those who can afford it. Thou art the sacrifice."]
29 Lest, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will mock him, [From the Word of the Lord within: I work with the blind; but if you think you can see, and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock.]
30 Saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 Or what king, when he is going to make war against another king, does not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the king who comes against him with twenty thousand?
|Philippians 3:8 |
8 Yes without doubt, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of the knowing Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and consider them as dung, that I may win Christ,