What Does the Bible Say About Dying To Self?

Romans 6:11 (NKJV) 11 "Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Here are some key Bible verses on dying to self. 

Dying To Self In the Bible

Rom. 12:1 (NKJV) 1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."

Galatians 2:20 (NKJV) 20 "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."

Colossians 3:1-5 (NKJV) 1 "If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. 5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry."

1 Corinthians 15:31 (NKJV) 31 "I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily."

Romans 6:12-13 (NKJV) 12 "Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God."

Matthew 7:14 (NKJV) 14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

Matthew 21:44 (NKJV) 44 "And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”

Matthew 16:24-25 (NKJV) 24 "Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."

Luke 13:24 (NKJV) 24 "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able."

Galatians 5:24-25 (NKJV) 24 "And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

1 Peter 5:6 (NKJV) 6 "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,"

Romans 6:11 (NKJV) 11 "Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV) 28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

John 15:4-5 (NKJV) 4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing."

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) 17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new."

Psalms 37:11 (NKJV) 11 "But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."

Colossians 1:29 (NKJV) 29 "To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily."

John 12:24 (NKJV) 24 "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain"

Philippians 1:21 (NKJV) 21 "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain."

Romans 6:3-4 (NKJV) 3 "Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."

Romans 8:37 (NKJV) 37 "Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."

Philippians 2:13 (NKJV) 13 "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 6:14 (NKJV) 14 "But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world."