The Israelites were willing to give up their freedom because the Egyptian food was tastier than God's miraculous manna (Nm 11:4ff).
Moses was willing to give up living rather than carry the burden of a complaining people (Nm 11:15).
Esau gave up his birthright rather than be hungry a few minutes longer (Gn 25:30ff).
Demas gave up loving and serving the Lord in favor of living in the world (2 Tm 4:10).
Some people lose their souls forever to gain the whole world (Lk 9:25) or even a little part of it.
What's your price? What will it take for you to give up your freedom, life, birthright, love, or salvation? Will you give up Jesus for money, sexual pleasure, popularity, comfort, power, or relief from pain? Will you take a bribe?
Or is God's word more precious to you "than thousands of gold and silver pieces"? (Ps 119:72) Is God's kingdom the precious pearl you would never part with for any price? (Mt 13:46) Would you prefer to die for Jesus rather then live without Him?
Hold on to Jesus forever — no matter what (see Ps 91:14).