#20 Losing Our Soul-life
Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2016Print
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Matthew 16:25 NASB
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
The word ‘life’ here is the Greek psuche, meaning soul. It is our soul-life we must lose, ‘put off.’ Most of us live out our Christian life serving God from the soul. And sadly, most never enter or live in the New Person, the New Creation. The New Self!
When we meet the failure and futility of our soulishly energized life, we despair. Utter despair in ‘self’ is wonderful. It can mark the end of the “old man” if we will face that hopelessness honestly.