#39 The Self-focused Self
Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016Print
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Mark 8:34 KJV
And when He had called the people unto Him with His disciples also, He said unto them, Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
“Deny” self. The Amplified Bible renders it accurately from the original language: “If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself (forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests).”
How can we who are born selfish, who are innately self-serving, and ultimately self-worshiping…deny that self-focused self? Only by loving an Object more than self—One outside of and beyond the self.