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Sometimes It’s Better to Lose Your life, If You Want to Save It

Luke 17:33 says, “Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.”

I wrote this scripture down after reading it and put a big question mark beside it. Huh???

If you try to save your life, you will lose it, but if you lose your life, you will save it?

This seems so backward to our natural way of thinking, but you have to look at the whole context to gain a better understanding of what it means.

In this chapter of Luke, Jesus is talking to his disciples about the end times and his return.
He explains how some will be left behind while others are taken up into glory with Him.
He then gives reference to the days of Lot and how Sodom became a wicked place.
(Jesus gave Lot and his family a chance to escape Sodom before he destroyed it)
As they were leaving Sodom, Lot’s wife turned back because she cared so much for the things that she had.
She was hoping to save the life that she had and did not want to lose it, but because she turned back she lost everything, including her life.
If she would have just left it all or lose it, as the verse says, she would have preserved her own life and future.

I think that Jesus is simply telling us that if we hope to be saved, then we must be willing to leave everything behind.
When he says that we must lose our life, he is not talking about death, but our way of living and the life that we have lived in this world.

Yes, sometimes it is better to lose your life, if you want to save it and preserve your future.

I would love to hear your point of view on this verse.
What do you think it means?

Are you willing to lose your life to preserve it?

Money Saving Tip # 5: Movies


Money Saving Tip # 5: Movies

Going to the movie theaters can be very expensive.

$10 tickets
$7 popcorn
$3 candy
$3 drinks

When added all together, times the number of people, it can quickly deflate you wallet.

Here are some ways you can save…

1. Wait a few months for it to come out on DVD
I can’t stand the thought of spending $50 or more to see a movie, knowing that I can just rent it for $2. All it takes is a little patience.
But for those times when you just want to get out as a family and treat the kids, following the rest of these tips will save you a bunch of money.

2. Go earlier in the day
Not only do you save about $4 per ticket, you don’t have to deal with the crowd as much.

3. Eat before you go
You will be less tempted to spend money on snacks and the kids will be less likely to ask for them.

4. Buy candy at the dollar store instead of at the theater.
The Dollar stores have a great selection of individual sized boxed candy and it only costs $1.
We have also grabbed snack items from home like granola bars, fruit snacks, etc.

5. Skip the drinks
This will also keep you from having to get up in the middle of the movie to go to the bathroom.

6. Skip the popcorn
Popcorn is not only the most expensive concession item; it also makes you thirsty, and you can’t eat popcorn without a drink.

Did I miss anything? Please share any other tips that you may have.

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