Romans 14:7-8 NIVUK
7 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

This is strong teaching. We live in a culture that says we are in control of our own lives and that we should live for number one. As Christians, however, this is not the case. Our lives are no longer our own but Christ’s who died for them. We owe him our obedience and service. We put aside our lives now to serve him, knowing that he has won us life eternal with him.