Matthew 16:26 -For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
What is your soul worth? This is the question that Jesus has put before every man, woman, boy and girl on today that must be answered.
The Soul! It is the most valuable possession you will ever have in life. What value have you placed on yours?
Why is the soul so valuable? The soul in all of us is made in the image of God. Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. The Hebrew word for soul is nephesh, and this word is translated soul.
Our physical bodies are only earthly tents that will one day perish when we die, but our souls live on forever. We are spiritual beings living in a fleshly body. The real you and I are "spiritual beings" who were created in God's image. Our soul will live forever.
God does not possess a physical body for scripture declares in John 4:24-God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."
How can we loose our souls? When our pursuit and goal in life is anything or anyone other than God. If we should die apart from a personal relationship with God, our souls will be lost eternally. Read Luke 16:19-31 for confirmation.
If you have been lead to believe that your life is your own and you do not belong to God who created you, you are sadly mistaken. Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Putting self second and putting God first will save your life!
Coming into a personal relationship with Christ starts with self denial.
What is your soul worth? That part of you that will live forever.
If you view the worth of your soul from God's view and not your own, you will better understand the true value of your soul and why it is important that you do not gain the world and loose it.
What is your soul worth? Hummm! Marinate on this today.
God bless and I love you all.