The first verse, Luke 9:23, explains to all people that we should surrender to Jesus Christ every day, and that we should give up ourselves to him and let him take control of our lives. We should always be willing to sacrifice our lives for Jesus, just as he did for everyone in the world. In the second verse, it describes that we have nothing if we lose ourselves, even if we have gained the whole world. material possessions amount to nothing in reality, but having your soul enriched by the Holy Spirit is priceless. We should never be ashamed of who God is and what he does.