Matthew 16:26 (KJV)
or what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
A phrase that comes to mind every time I hear this scripture is ALL IS VANITY!
Ecclesiastes 2:11 (KJV)
“Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.”
The bible informs us that Solomon was a man who had all the riches that a man could possibly desire.
For him to say this brings things into perspective. I’m sure you can recall a time in your life whereby you felt that you had to be successful in something or your life was over. I remember when I was studying for my A levels in year 13, there was a topic in History I struggled with. When it came to revision I would have random panic attacks because I was so scared of failing. I would revise all day, scared to sleep because I felt that I hadn’t learnt enough. Now I look back and I laugh at myself. It’s even a tad bit embarrassing because I would cry randomly in the library and for what?
I don’t even need those grades for what I want to do in the future. All my turmoil, my sweat, my headache it’s all Vanity – worthless, empty and meaningless.
There is no profitable reward under the sun. Not one thing at all. The devil is the master of deception. Many times we can be fooled into thinking that the things in which we strive for in the world are what God wants us to have. Don’t get me wrong, God wants us to be successful.
On a daily we see and encounter the Excellency of God, so therefore if we are His fruits we also ought to be successful.
However in the process of it you mustn’t trade your soul for earthly rewards. Seek God first and everything else will follow suite.
What state is your soul in? Are you dealing with the devil with your soul?
Remember the devil tried this trick with Jesus, of course he will ty it with you… Don’t be fooled, be alert and be vigilant. Anything that takes you away from God is not of God.
Your soul is way more precious than silver or Gold!
Psalm 48:9 (NIV)
the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough–
Its been but a minute! X
Fys, Teni x
He’s the beauty in my Flaws