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Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
And he that taketh not his cross and followeth Me, is not worthy of Me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it.
Matt. x. 37–39.
He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad.
Matt. xii. 30.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking goodly pearls :
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Matt. xiii. 45, 46.
If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take
cross, and follow Me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul ?
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels ; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.
Matt. xvi. 24–27.
Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him that hath ten talents.
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matt. xxv. 28-30.
He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward : and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say
he shall in no wise lose his reward. Matt. x. 40—42.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake : for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. v. 10.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,
and persecute you,
say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven : for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Matt. v. 11, 12.
Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke x. 42.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended : but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded.
Phil. iii. 13–15.
For our conversation is in heaven ; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself. Phil, üi. 20, 21.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James iv. 17.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? . and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your
head are all numbered.
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Matt. x. 28–31.
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Matt. xix. 29.
If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Luke xvi. 31.
He that hath small understanding, and feareth God, is better than one that hath much wisdom, and transgresseth the law of the Most High.
Ecclus. xix. 24.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death ; and was not found, because God had translated him : for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him ; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Heb. xi. 5, 6.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Heb. xi. 13.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,