Whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 16:25
Fully God’s Son, Jesus Christ shares completely in the majesty and glory of the Father. Jesus is in His very essence God. Each of these confessions are beliefs held by every Christian, without which you have no Christianity.
Jesus completely shed himself of His rightful glory and His legitimate majesty. He denied Himself, picked up His cross, and walked the way of misery, agony, grief, and sadness. The Son of God denied Himself all that was by rights His own. He would not even save His life. No, He lost His life for your sake.
May we so take up our crosses and follow Him. May we deny ourselves what we believe to be ours “by right”. May we sacrifice our wants for the needs of others. May we cling to the Son of God and never deny Him!
Jesus, in my self denial, may I never deny you. Amen.