Those who die to self, find self

I was doing some thinking today in my time of prayers and contemplation of the word.

It is said in scripture that those who die to self, find self.

This is popularly and incorrectly  viewed, I believe, as an act of mans will to die to himself.  However, recently, I have begun to view this as an act of worship and NOT an act of the will.  Especially men, who get hung up on their image who want to be self disciplined and be seen as rugged men of the word.

In my experiences, what we worship will always drive our will.  You can serve the creator or we can serve created things. We can worship the creator or we can worship created things. Which one do you choose to worship?

Is this not the central premise of all of scripture? Is this not the first commandment?

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