LOVE PRESERVES THE MAN HIMSELF (1)
When a man love himself, he will not commit suicide.
When a man loves himself, he will not go on hunger strikes.
With love, you will like to stay alive! You won’t indulge in activities, habits and pursuits that will endanger your life. Does who love themselves love to live!!
If a man love himself, he will not give up under intense pressure of sickness and despair.
Read what Proverbs chapter 18 verse 14 says:
“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear”?
There is a point one gets to that the enemy will not allow him to see the love of God the father. He is blinded by grieves and pain!
At a point on the cross, Jesus cried out saying:
“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me”? – Mark 15:34 KJV
Now, under this circumstances, it will take the love you have for yourself that will keep you from giving up on God. It will take the love you have for yourself and the fear not to end up in hell that will preserve you.
Someone told me not too long ago saying: ‘I would had committed suicide under much life’s trials if not that I fear ending in hell
Those who love themselves will not be addicted with drugs.
Those who love themselves will not walk into the lions den.
Many times, Christ love himself and he walked away from the mob that wants his life.
At critical time, the spirit of a man sustain him in infirmities!
So, one of the ways to preserve yourself is to love yourself!