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?
These words of Jesus are very thought provoking. There are many people who are running around trying to just better themselves and that is their only pursuit in life. Not taking one thought about the hereafter.
Let me first say that the Bible nor is God against any person bettering themselves, what it is against is when that becomes our one and only pursuit in life. Notice the question of our verse that we read. If it were possible for a person to gain the whole world and not be prepared for what comes after this life then what have they really gained?
The Bible is very plain that when a person dies they will spend ETERNITY in one of two places, Heaven or Hell! When we talk of heaven there is little debate about what heaven will be like, however when you start talking about hell there is much debate. My description is that hell will be a place of torment and the worst part is that there will be a total separation from God. So that means that there will be a total separation from any thing that is good!
Hell will be a place where the devil and all his demons will inhabit! It will not be a place of limbo it will not be a temporary place it will be forever! You can’t pray your way out or do penitence to get out, your fate will be sealed when you leave this life. What all is involved in the torment I can not tell you, the Bible does speak of the fire of that place and the guilty mind that will torment those who populate it.
Now some would scoff at this and say well if God were a loving God then He wouldn’t allow anyone to go there. True, He doesn’t! If you end up in hell it will be because you sent yourself there! You see if I am so preoccupied with gaining the whole world then in the end then I will lose my soul!
So let me ask you Would It Be Worth It? The thing for you and me to do is to take care of our eternal destiny here and now while we can and then it won’t be to late. To do that then all you need to do is to confess you are a sinner and believe that Jesus died on the cross for you to pay the price for your sins. Then just ask Him to save you!
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Until next week,
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