As we come to know this awesome God and serve Jesus there comes a call to die-to-self as seen through many passages such as Luke 9:23, “If anyone would come after me he must first deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.” For any Christian this is a much easier quoted passage than it is walked out. Yet is only in our dying to self and surrendering to the will of our Lord that the Lamb who was slain might receive the reward of His suffering in our lives.
As a pastor many years down the road after my salvation I often encounter people who have an offense or some reason they are not reconciled to another. The question I often ask is… are you dead-to-self? You see, if you are dead-to-self and Christ is living through you then the question is… who is left to be offended?