Wednesday, May 09, 2012

We All Have To Deny Ourselves

Collin Hansen with a must-read article surrounding all the discussion flying around right now pertaining to Obama, North Carolina, and same-sex marriage. Here is his conclusion:
Jesus said, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" (Matthew 16:24; see also Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23). These hard words point us toward the only source of abundant life: "For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it" (Matthew 16:24; see also Mark 8:35, Luke 9:24). For presidents and paupers, gays and straights, there is no other way to true happiness than the one Jesus traveled, the way that ended in the agony of the Cross and the ecstasy of the Resurrection.

To deny ourselves is to welcome the God who delights in giving every good and perfect gift (James 1:17), especially freedom from the vain pursuit of self-fulfillment.
Read the whole thing.

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