(Mark 8:36 NASB)
“For what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
(Mark 8:37 NASB)
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
(Mark 8:38 NASB)
Observation These words of Jesus come right after he tells them that they must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow him. However, if one doesn't do that, one does just the opposite. The opposite is to fight for your personal rights and your personal things. Yes, if you do this you might gain all kinds of power and wealth in this world, but is it worth it? Are you willing to exchange eternity for the things of this world?
When we stop and think about the things that the world has to offer, we have to as ourselves, "was it worth it?" Jesus was askin…