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54 Bible Verses about Self Denial
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Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any one desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Beloved, I exhort you, as strangers and sojourners, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not pollute himself with the king's delicate food, nor with the wine which he drank; and he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not have to pollute himself.
choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have the temporary pleasure of sin;
For he shall be great before the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
And having called the crowd with his disciples, he said to them, Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.
And he said to them all, If any one will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me;
But Paul answered, What do ye, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
But if thy right eye be a snare to thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.
let thy kingdom come, let thy will be done as in heaven so upon the earth;
And Jesus, passing on thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, called Matthew, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.
And he went out again by the sea, and all the crowd came to him, and he taught them. And passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax-office, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.
And after these things he went forth and saw a tax-gatherer, Levi by name, sitting at the receipt of taxes, and said to him, Follow me. And having left all, rising up, he followed him.
And if thy hand serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having thy two hands to go away into hell, into the fire unquenchable;
Jesus said to him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell what thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.
And every one who has left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit life eternal.
Jesus answering said, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, that shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time: houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the coming age life eternal.
But take heed to yourselves lest possibly your hearts be laden with surfeiting and drinking and cares of life, and that day come upon you suddenly unawares;
But I make no account of my life as dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.
for if ye live according to flesh, ye are about to die; but if, by the Spirit, ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your intelligent service.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not take forethought for the flesh to fulfil its lusts.
But every one that contends for a prize is temperate in all things: they then indeed that they may receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore thus run, as not uncertainly; so I combat, as not beating the air. But I buffet my body, and lead it captive, lest after having preached to others I should be myself rejected.
I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, I, but Christ lives in me; but in that I now live in flesh, I live by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself for me.
But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall no way fulfil flesh's lust.
for ye have died, and your life is hid with the Christ in God.
If therefore one shall have purified himself from these, in separating himself from them, he shall be a vessel to honour, sanctified, serviceable to the Master, prepared for every good work.
teaching us that, having denied impiety and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, and justly, and piously in the present course of things, awaiting the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ;
Subject yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
no longer to live the rest of his time in the flesh to men's lusts, but to God's will.
And Boaz answered and said to her, It has fully been shewn me, all that thou hast done to thy mother-in-law since the death of thy husband; and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come to a people that thou hast not known heretofore.
regarding not each his own qualities, but each those of others also.
And now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ... but if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book that thou hast written.
It is right not to eat meat, nor drink wine, nor do anything in which thy brother stumbles, or is offended, or is weak.
But we ought, we that are strong, to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth, fornication, uncleanness, vile passions, evil lust, and unbridled desire, which is idolatry.
No one going as a soldier entangles himself with the affairs of life, that he may please him who has enlisted him as a soldier.
Topics on Self Denial
- Abstinence as a discipline
- Christ's Disciples Will Suffer
- Commitment, to Jesus Christ
- Crucifying Our Flesh
- Dead To Sin
- Death To Self
- Eating Meat
- Following Jesus Christ
- Giving, Of Oneself
- Instructions About Following
- Living Not For The Material
- Never Giving Up
- Our Crucifixion
- Participation, In Christ
- Sanctification, Means And Results
- Self Discipline
- Self Indulgence
- Self Sacrifice
- Sin, Avoidance Of
- Union With Christ, Significance Of
- Discipleship, cost of
- Discipleship, nature of
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