“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot (missionary to the Auca people in Ecuador who lost his life, murdered by the people he planned to reach)
Problem is, many people today including some in the church, keep what we should give and lose what we should gain!
Jn.12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.