1. Have you given your life to Christ by forsaking your ways/wisdom for His grace? If not, everything that has been said is unattainable.
2. What have you considered “life” and refused to daily place at the feet of the cross (items from list)? This is what will cause you to drink death in the name of pursuing life.
3. How do you seek to “save your life” in conflict (patterns of behavior)? This is your flesh and must be put to death (eliminated) not re-worded or made “more receivable” (Rom 8:13).
4. Do you truly believe that God will keep His promise of the Gospel found in these verses? Your answer will be revealed in the way you respond in the conflicts you face.