The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
LUK 9:24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever
will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
LUK 9:25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and
lose himself, or be cast away?
LUK 9:26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him
shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory,
and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
LUK 9:27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which
shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
LUK 9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings,
he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
King James Bible