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54 Bible Verses about Self Denial
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Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Beloved, I beg you as foreigners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, 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 share ill treatment with God's people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;
For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.
He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, "Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
He said to all, "If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.
Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, 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."
If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you. For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehenna.
Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." He got up and followed him.
He went out again by the seaside. All the multitude came to him, and he taught them. As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him.
After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!" He left everything, and rose up and followed him.
If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having your two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire,
Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, will receive one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life.
Jesus said, "Most certainly I tell you, there is no one who has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or land, for my sake, and for the sake of the Good News, but he will receive one hundred times more now in this time, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and land, with persecutions; and in the age to come eternal life.
So therefore whoever of you who doesn't renounce all that he has, he can't be my disciple.
"So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.
But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.
Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air, but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you won't fulfill the lust of the flesh.
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master's use, prepared for every good work.
instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world; looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ;
Be subject therefore to God. But resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
that you no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
Boaz answered her, "It has fully been shown me, all that you have done to your mother-in-law since the death of your husband; and how you have left your father and your mother, and the land of your birth, and have come to a people that you didn't know before.
each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin -- and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written."
It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
No soldier on duty entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled 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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