#19 Whoever Loses Their Life for Him
Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2016Print
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Mark 8:35 NIV
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me and for the gospel will save it.
The word life here in the Greek is psuche, meaning soul. Soul-life is just another way, Jesus’ way, of saying the ‘old self.’
Quote from the NIV Study Bible:
Mark 8:35 – “whoever loses their life for Me.” A saying of Jesus found in all four Gospels and in two Gospels more than once (Lk. 14:26-27; 17:33; Mt. 10:38-39; 16:24-25; Mk. 8:34-35; Jn. 12:25). No other saying of Jesus is given such emphasis.