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What does the Bible say about Dying to Yourself? - Die to Self Bible Verses

A central focus of Jesus' teachings and the gospel message is to be reborn as a believer in Christ and a child of God. While the phrase "die to self" is actually not explicitly found in scripture, it is closely related to the idea of being born again and devotion of faith. The closest thing found in the Bible is where Paul writes, “our old self was crucified” (Romans 6:6). Dying to yourself means to forego the selfish, physical, and egotistical desires of this world and wholeheartedly seek the kingdom of God.

"Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." (2 Corinthians 5:17)

May these "die to self" Bible verses inspire your walk of faith and devotion to Christ. Let us transcend our fleshly desires, as best we can, and turn our sights to heavenly righteousness, living out the teachings of Jesus Christ.

  • 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
  • 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
  • 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
  • 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  • 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  • 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
  • 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
  • 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • 1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” 4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. 6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”