Related commentaries – Denial

Three Characteristics of Jesus – Matthew 26:31 – 26:35

Must Deny Himself

Douglas Southall Freeman ends the fourth and last volume of his great biography of Robert E. Lee as follows: “It occurred in Northern Virginia, probably on his last visit there. A young mother brought her baby to him....He took the infant in his arms, looked at it and then at her, and slowly said, ‘Teach him he must deny himself.’ That is all.” (Encyclopedia of Illustrations #10757).