KEY SCRIPTURE: John 10:17 KJV” Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.”

The Lord established in this verse that everyone who sacrifices in the name of the Father cannot be a loser in the long run. In our key scripture, He said He lays His life down but takes it up again. The Lord has consistently taught that no one sacrifices in His name and turns out to be an outright failure or loser. It is not possible. Let’s consider a few such statements.

When the disciples asked the master, we have left all things to follow you, what would we gain? Mark 10:30 KJV “But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.” The Lord assured them that although they have left all to follow Him in truth, they cannot be losers. He said God will honour them with every good thing , and also persecuted by men.

We consider another instant that the Lord taught about how things turn out with those who lose or sacrifice for Him. John 12:24, 25 KJV “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” The Lord once again establishes that there is no loss for anyone who sacrifices what he has for him. He taught that, for grains  to grow and multiply, it must be planted and go through death, before it  can multiply. He added that those  who love their lives and so are not ready to sacrifice will lose their lives, but those who lose their lives for His course will gain it. There is no loser for the man who stands for God.

In the light of all that has been said above every shepherd of God’s sheep must diligently commit himself fully for the full stability of the sheep. He must give out and give up anything or everything for the well-being of God’s sheep, knowing that, one can’t be a loser sacrificing for God.

On the flip side, everyone who seeks to save his life by refusing to sacrifice for God , will turn out as failures or losers.


God’s way remains the best all the time. I therefore give up myself to please the Lord in all that I do for Him. I do not look for my interest and advantage, for God is faithful who will ultimately honour His word in my life.



1Co 15:58 KJV” Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord”.

Heb 6:10 KJV “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister”.


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