Exchange

“What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?” (Mat 16:26)

When we have an eternal perspective, our worldly trappings come into their true perspective. How important is our salvation and the salvation of others.

The Bible suggests that not even if we gained all the wealth in the world would it be worth losing our souls. Do we really take this perspective, or do we give too much weight to wealth and power?

Those we talk to about Jesus, or should be talking to about Jesus, are poor, blind, and naked without Him and will go to a Christless eternity if they don’t hear, repent, and get saved. It doesn’t matter how wealthy they are; it is of no value.

Quick Prayer: Thank You that You are more valuable than anything. Amen.

Perspective

“For they will take nothing with them when they die, their splendor will not descend with them.” (Psa 49:17)

Naked we came into the world, and empty handed we will depart from it. We can take nothing with us except the souls we will meet again that we had some eternal impact on.

All the houses, nice clothes, cars, gadgets, and toys will all be gone when we face our Maker in eternity. There are no status symbols, no trappings of wealth, no authority, and no power—just us alone before Him.

Our salvation is assured as we plead the blood of Him who died for us and paid the penalty we would otherwise have to endure. It is a perspective worth dwelling on when we assess what is really important in this all-too-brief life.

Quick Prayer: One day I will be face to face with You. Thank You for the wonderful gift of Your salvation. Amen.