To gain the full impact of scripture, we must always preserve its contexts. In the NT, Jesus forewarned his apostles, disciples and early church that - just like him - THEY would also be persecuted for their faiths. God decreed that from the beginning. It HAD to happen by virtue of prophecy. So when Jesus counseled them all, that was his focus. He was saying that if any of them wasnt ready, willing and able to die for him and the Gospel that they werent worthy of either him OR the Gospel. And you need to always preserve that basic context.
Mar 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
Mar 10:29 ¶ And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
Mar 10:30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Your questions seem to relate differently.
>>Also is it still considered bravery/courage if you do it out of an emotional outburst? Like you are usually scared to do something but because you are are angry you did it easily. ???? <<
If we perform evil acts then we are judged for them, no matter the cause. Out of control emotions or whatever. Anger can overtake us and make us do things that we dont want to do or wouldnt otherwise do. But Jesus teaches us to control our emotions so they dont control us. He WILL judge angry outbursts. Many murders occur as a result of unchecked anger. Neither the law nor God will ever justify or excuse those acts just because people lose their tempers.
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