"For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?"
Luke 9:24–25 //
This verse speaks of one of the great paradoxes of the kingdom of God. It will forever remind me of the missionary and martyr, Jim Elliot, who gave his life for the sake of the gospel and for the salvation of a remote tribal people. After he and four other men were speared to death by South American Indians, these famous words were found scribbled in his journal: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Later, the Auca Indian tribe in Ecuador did receive salvation in Jesus Christ, through the continued efforts of missionaries, including Jim Elliot’s wife, Elisabeth.