A Terrible Trade


In Mark 8:36-37 Jesus stated: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” What if you had all that the world had to offer? What if you could become the most famous person this generation has ever seen? What if you could marry whomever you wanted? What if you owned the best car, home and real estate there ever was? What good would all that be if you lose your own soul? Many people spend their whole life wishing they had all the different fancies this world offers when in reality they already have in their possession something much more valuable. Our soul is the most valuable thing we posses. The things of this live will one day all burn up and vanish but our soul shall live forever. What a terrible trade so many are making today. They are wasting their life on obtaining the world’s wealth or seeking its fame and applause and are giving no time or consideration to that which is most valuable. Understand today my friend that you have a soul that will spend an eternity somewhere. Know today that what matters most is what happens to you after you die, not what happens to your stuff you obtain in this life or leave behind. Maybe you have given much thought to what you want to do in this life or to what you want to obtain while here. Have you given much thought to your soul? Maybe you’ve sought answers to, how can I make more money, how can I live longer, how can I have a better job. How about you begin to seek the answer for how can I know where my soul will go after I die? Do you not think the answer to this question is much more important? Open the Word of God and find your answers for your soul is worth the search.