Hello everyone! Blessings to you all! Today, I would like to look at a few powerful statements Jesus made and one very important question that He asked. Now of course everything Jesus said and asked was important, but the above question He asked regarding our souls is a big one! Please read that question very carefully and consider the One who is asking it!
Jesus also made many amazing statements that are tied to that question. Here are a few of those statements to ponder regarding your eternal soul:
Jesus made it clear that He is the only way to Heaven.
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus also made it clear that He loves us and does not want us to perish! He wants to give us eternal life and that is why He died for us! He also made it clear that His free gift of salvation is something we have to receive by faith.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
“On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
The statements Jesus made and the questions He asked are eternal. They are just as valid today as they were in the A.D. 30s. So, when Jesus asks us today, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36), we need to carefully consider those eternal statements that He made regarding how to save our souls.
You could have everything that this fallen world offers. You could be the richest and best looking. You could have all the land and all the gold. You could have all the power and everything you have ever wanted in this world…but if you reject the only One who died to save your soul, then you would be the poorest in the world indeed because you forfeited your soul. That question is intense when you better understand who is asking it!
This life is short folks. The older I get the more I realize that truth. I’m already 40 and I might get 60 or 70 years, only God knows. That is crazy to think about! I might only be 20 years or so away from my death! Maybe I am only a week away. My great great Grandpa was struck in the head by lighting and killed instantly! We just never know! But eternity in Heaven is forever, I know that! There is nothing that this world can offer you that is worth losing your soul over!
The Holy Spirit of God is the living water flowing within all people who believe in Jesus! His salvation and forgiveness far outweigh any pleasures or treasures of this sinful world! The love of Jesus Christ and the refreshing power of His Holy Spirit inside of us are so much better than anything in this whole world! There is nothing that compares!
If you don’t want to forfeit your soul, trust your soul to Jesus and He will raise you up at the last day! You will not be lost, you will be saved! There is no need to fear death! Jesus has your victory over sin and death! Receive it with joy and be at peace!
Grace and peace to you all!