This has been the topic of study lately. It’s amazing how much Jesus talks about this in the Gospels. And each writer adds a bit more insight on the topic in their accounts. The ways of the Kingdom are so opposite the ways of this world. I mean, lose your life to find it? How strange is that! But it actually makes so much sense when you dive into the Scriptures and really seek out what Jesus meant.
Luke 14:25-35 has brought a little more revelation to me in losing your life to find it. Through vs. 28, I feel like Jesus is saying that we must calculate the cost of losing our life. It’s not an easy road. It’s like we must know what we’re getting into, or at least realize it’s not going to be a walk in the park. Verses 34-35 talk about being salt. Salt is good but if it becomes tasteless, it is good for nothing except to be thrown out. When we don’t lose our life, we become tasteless. After all, how can we make anything taste better without our life being totally found in Him?
So the questions I’ve been pondering…What does it mean to take up my cross? What areas of my life need to be lost and found in Him? Am I currently tasteless?