John 12:7-8
Jesus replied, “Leave her alone. She did this in preparation for my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

John 12:24

“Unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone.”

John 12:24

But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.

John 12:25

Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.

Luke 9:23-26

Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do youbenefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.
Ephesians 5:21
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.