- Lot’s wife gave up her life for a single glance back at Sodom
- Korah gave up his life for a run at power
- Achan gave up his life for a few items of clothes and a little wealth
- Samson gave up his life for relief from the nagging of a wicked woman
- Absalom gave up his life for a seat on a throne
- Ahab gave up his life for a vineyard of grapes
- Haman gave up his life for a bow from Mordecai
- Judas gave up his life for approximately $30
- Ananias and Sapphira gave up their lives for an infinitesimal percentage of the world’s riches.
- Christians must give up their lives: to the Lord (2 Cor. 8:5) for His sake (Luke 17:33) on the altar of service (Rom. 12:1-2).