Jesus repeats this over and over again in the bible (He who loves his life loses it) Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. Mat 10:40 Mar 8:34 (Jesus repeated this so many times a must read )Mar 8:35 Mar 8:36 Mar 8:37 Mar 8:38 Luke 14:26 Luke 14:27 Mat 16:24 Mat 16:25 Mat 16:26 Mark 8:35 Mark 8:36 (die to our flesh walk in his spirit)
My all time favorite picture of Christ! --- 'I Will Not Fail Thee' by Derek Hegsted As He surrounds you with His loving embrace, the Spirit sweetly reminds you of the time before your birth. He held you gently, whispering loving words of assurance, ''I will not forget thee, nor forsake thee. I will not fail thee . . . '' And then you were born.