…If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself… Mt. 16:24
The word “deny” means to completely disown from something. Jesus explained that a true disciple not only believes in Him for the forgiveness of sins but also trusts Him to break the power of sin in their lives by denying themselves and following after Him.
As followers of Christ, we need to leave from selfish purposes and prepare for persecutions, afflictions, and death. Never forget that the sufferings we bear on this earth will lead to eternity.
Prayer: Almighty God, Thank you for teaching on how to be your true follower. Help us not to live for ourselves rather to live for Christ and come unto You wholeheartedly. Amen!
Have a blessed day!