Luke 14:26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and his own life too, he is unable to be My taught one.
The word “hate” in this verse means to love less.
Matthew 16:24 They Elohim said to His taught ones, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his stake, and follow me.
Matthew 16:25 For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it.
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited if he gains all the world, and loses his own life? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his life?
Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Adam is going to come in the esteem of His Father with His messengers, and then He shall reward each according to his works. This may sound like slavery to some, and in a sense, it is because we are His bond-slaves. He died and paid the price for our sins.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the Dwelling Place of the Set-apart Spirit who is in you, which you have from Elohim, and you are not your own?
I Corinthians 6:20 For you were bought with a price, therefore esteem Elohim in your body and in your spirit, which are of Elohim.
Through obedience to His law, will, and purpose for mankind, we become one with Him and have true peace, liberty, and freedom from the penalties and curses of sin.
James 1:21 Therefore put away all the filthiness and overflow of evil, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your lives.
James 1:22 And become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
James 1:23 Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror,
James 1:24 for he looks at himself, and goes away, and immediately forgets what he was like.
James 1:25 But he that looked into the perfect Torah, that of freedom, and continues in it, not becoming a hearer that forgets, but a doer of work, this one shall be blessed in his doing of the Torah. It is all about “who is first.” Do we covet anything or anyone else above Elohim?
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
It will all go its prophesied course until mankind learns his lessons and thereby our heavenly Father can be assured there will not be another Satan. All will have a chance to choose and be tried and tested.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I have called the heavens and the earth as witnesses today against you; I have set before you life and death, the blessing, and the curse. Therefore, you shall choose life, so that you live, both you and your seed.