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"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36)
My son and I were talking just the other day about all of the money that the United States sends to countries that hate America. He wondered why we would do that.
It is cheaper to send them money than it is to fight them on a battlefield. I'm not talking about the cost of bullets and aviation fuel. I'm talking about a human life, and what it is worth. America wants that farm boy to raise corn, and a family, rather than for him to die on a battlefield thousands of miles from home. We want our sons and daughters to live peacefully, and to be good citizens of our great nation. What is the price that you would put on a person's life? Life is often sold too cheaply!
Jesus asked a similar question. "What is a soul worth?"
A life on earth is finite. It has a beginning and and end. Just walk through a cemetery, and note the birth dates, and the dates of their deaths, on the tombstones.
But the soul never dies!
The devil does everything he can to take your mind off the importance of your soul. He uses distractions, and makes a person think that what they have here is all there is to life.
But it's not! Eternity awaits us beyond our physical death.
Jesus asked a question. "For what shall it profit a man,..." (What has he gained?)
"...if he shall gain the whole world,..." (If he should own all the money, all the land, all the gold, all the oil, all the cities, all the people, everything this world has to offer!)
"...and lose his own soul?"
YOUR soul is worth more than all the riches of this world! YOUR soul is PRICELESS! YOUR soul is what Christ gave His life to purchase!
If you want to know what you're worth, just look to the cross of Calvary.
Don't sell your soul for what this world has to offer. If you do, you have made a fool's bargain.
From my heart to your heart.

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