The Doorpost: Loving our lives gets in the way of loving Jesus

Ray King

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.

—Revelation 12:11​

Believers in Jesus Christ can overcome satan and his angels. When we put our trust in Him, we have everything we need. But one thing can keep this from happening—loving our lives.

In Luke 9:24-25, Jesus says, “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?”

Today we have many opportunities to resist the forces of evil for the sake of our Lord. He shed His blood for us, He has worked in our lives, and He will enable us to overcome. We are more than conquerors if we do not love our lives.

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