What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? —Luke 9:25

If you could have all the money in the world, would that make you happy? What if you owned the whole world, would that make you happy? If you owned every animal on the planet, would that make you happy? How about if you plain and simply owned the entire universe, would that make you happy?

People who are so focused on the temporal, material side of life will miss out on the spiritual, eternal aspect of life. Jesus told us that life “does not consist in the abundance of things” (Luke 12:15). Yet so many people are more concerned with temporary, material things than on having an eternal relationship with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

What profit is there for someone to gain the whole world, if that were possible, and yet to forfeit eternal life with the Lord Jesus? That which is around us is fading and will soon be gone. That which is eternal will go on forever. You will exist forever in one place or the other— heaven or hell- and the choice is yours. Trust the Lord Jesus and live forever or don’t trust the Lord Jesus and be judged by Him after death and wind up in hell forever. Why would anyone want to go to hell? It is sad to say, but there are those who do not want anything to do with the Lord Jesus Christ. May that not be your position.

Dear Father, thank You for the eternal life You have given me through the Lord Jesus Christ. I am grateful He took my punishment and judgment at the cross and that He proved Himself to be Your Son by rising from the dead. Now, out of the gratitude of my heart, may I serve Him faithfully.

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