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What does it mean, in the context of Luke 17:33, that "Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it?"


Luke 17:33

AMP - 33 Whoever tries to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve and quicken it.

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10154324 660559607325867 601417579 n Paul Bayne Business Owner, Husband and Father of Four Kids & Blogger
First off, according to Scripture we are slaves of Christ if we are genuinely saved. That being said, we do not belong to ourselves but are the property of God. 

If a man goes about his life doing everything he can to preserve that life (in other words, worship of self), then he will lose it in damnation and wrath.

If he lays down his life for the sake of the Gospel, and regards his life as nothing in accordance to bringing God the glory He deserves, then he will be rewarded eternal life and life forever in the glorious presence of God.

If you live for yourself, you will be judged to hell.

If you live for Christ, you will be rewarded with eternal life.

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