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54 Bible Verses about Self Denial
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Then Jesus said unto his disciples, If anyone will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from the carnal desires which war against the soul
And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season,
For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
And calling the multitude unto him with his disciples, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
And he said to them all, If anyone will come after me, let them deny themself and take up their cross daily and follow me.
Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Therefore if thy right eye should bring thee occasion to stumble, pluck it out and cast it from thee; for it is better for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom; and he said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
And he went again unto the sea; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
And after these things he went forth and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom, and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
And if thy hand causes thee to fall, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into life maimed than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that can never be quenched,
Jesus said unto him, If thou desire to be perfect, go and sell what thou hast and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.
And every one that has forsaken houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my name's sake shall receive a hundredfold and shall inherit eternal life.
And answering him, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, There is no one that has left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my sake and the gospel's who shall not receive one hundredfold now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life.
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with excess and drunkenness and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
But none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear unto myself, only that I might finish my course with joy and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
For if ye live according to the flesh, ye shall die; but if through the Spirit ye mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Therefore, I beseech you brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies in living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing unto God, which is your rational worship.
But be clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not listen to the flesh, to fulfil its desires.
And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we, an incorruptible one. I therefore so run, not as unto an uncertain thing; so I fight, not as one that beats the air; but I keep my body under, and bring it into subjection, lest preaching to others, I myself should become reprobate.
And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord and then unto us by the will of God.
I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For ye are dead and your life is hid with the Christ in God.
If a man, therefore, purges himself from these things, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and profitable for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world; waiting for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,
Submit yourselves, therefore, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
so that now the time that remains in the flesh, he might live, not unto the lusts of men, but unto the will of God.
And Boaz answered and said unto her, It has fully been showed me all that thou hast done unto 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 three days ago unto a people whom thou didst not know before.
with each one not looking to their own things, but also to the things of others.
that thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me now out of thy book which thou hast written.
It is good neither to eat flesh nor to drink wine nor do any thing by which thy brother stumbles or is offended or is sick.
We then that are stronger ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil lust, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be 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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