Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
— Matthew 6:25
Blessed Are the Persecuted
Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!
— Luke 6:22
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
— Matthew 10:28
Not Everyone Enters the Kingdom
Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? And then will I declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.
— Matthew 7:21-23
Sell Your Stuff and Give to the Poor
And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
— Mark 10:21
Deny Yourself and Follow Me
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
— Luke 9:23
— Luke 9:23
Become a Servant
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
— Matthew 20:26-28
Gain the World, Forfeit Life
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
— Mark 8:34-38
The Exalted Will Be Humbled
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
— Matthew 23:12
Hate Thy Family
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
— Luke 14:26