“He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.”
Do you love your life? When you love something deeply, everyone knows it. When people see your wife happy, provided for, healthy and in love, the love that you are providing is obvious. When people look at your life is the love that you are providing it obvious? Big homes, manicured lawns, big televisions, designer clothes, 80 hours a week at work climbing the corporate ladder, etc., all reveal a love of life due to your passion, concern, and enthusiasm for it. So what’s wrong with this, and why does Scripture say that loving life will result in losing your life? To answer this question we must ask another one—Does your life draw people to you, or does it draw people to Christ? This is the only question of relevance for Christians, and the answer, if you love your life, is obvious—your love for your life will draw people to you because “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21).