Here we find out what it takes to be a disciple. What did Jesus mean when He said “deny oneself”? He was talking about denying our own willpower, our self-will, and our own strength and ability. We need to depend totally on Jesus Christ. We need to lean toward and have faith in what Jesus accomplished on the cross. We must strive to do this on a daily basis, for our enemy, the devil, is constantly trying to move us away from the cross. He knows when we stop having faith in what Jesus did on the cross, that he can and will be able to defeat us. Look ever toward the victory provided at Calvary!
(Read 1 Corinthians 1:17–18)