Thought for the day  # 196






Matthew 16:26   (New American Standard Bible)


26“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?


New life for the redeemed is the most valuable possession available to men. Nothing is as precious as the true life found through Jesus Christ. Yet, all too

often we seek all the benefits and places of this world only to discover that we have let life itself pass us by.


The enemy of our soul presents every temptation possible on the pretext that he will make us fulfilled and happy.  For some he promises riches, to others power or popularity. He will entice others with various forms of immorality.


For most of us, he simply keeps us busy with unnecessary activities, obligations and responsibilities. We become so preoccupied with the busyness of the day that we totally forget our relationship with the Heavenly Father.


Let us take time to look at ourselves asking “ What is my soul worth?” we may be astounded to discover that we have given this question little consideration.  Perhaps we have let the pressures and trials of daily living push our relationship with our Lord aside.


What do we gain with all of our labor and desire if we neglect the things that are eternal? Our best laid plans and all of our effort will accomplish nothing if we lose our internal heritage as the Remnant of God.


When pressures mount and troubles are overwhelming we can cast them aside and turn to Almighty God for direction and comfort. He and he alone is worth serving. When our life is concluded nothing really matters but our relationship with Him. Let us determine the value of our soul. Is there anything in this world more important than internal life with the King of Kings and the Lord of lords?




Dear Heavenly Father, I often lose sight of those things which are eternal. I put too much value upon the things of this earth. Forgive me for my preoccupation with cares of this life. I want to draw closer to you. Help me to keep my priorities in order. I want to please you above all else. I ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.