36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
What shall it profit a man, a woman, a family if they gain everything they desire in this life and lose their eternal souls to hell?
What shall it profit a man, a woman, a family if they get every material thing they desire in this present life and yet they have no peace, no joy, nor wholeness of being?
What shall it profit a man, a woman, a family if they have all the trinkets the media flashes before them but they forget, reject, turn away from the GIFT of Eternity – JESUS, the CHRIST?
And what is profit anyway? This was interesting:
Profit (accounting), the difference between the purchase price and the costs of bringing to market via Profit – Ask.com Encyclopedia.
And this one:
d. The amount received for a commodity or service in excess of the original cost. via profit – definition of profit by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..
Perhaps we are asked to ‘do the math’. Perhaps ABBA is asking me to do the math today; not so much for myself in regards to my eternal destination – that has been settled – but for others? How much are they worth to me? How much are they worth to you? And who is they? Any soul the HOLY SPIRIT brings into our sphere of influence today? Any soul HE opens a door of utterance to whom we can speak a word of encouragement, a word of warning, a word of hope.
I’m glad I woke up this morning with ‘what shall it profit’ calling to me.
Thank You, ABBA, I need this. I pray HOLY SPIRIT that I do not allow this message to be unprofitable to Your Kingdom work today or my own soul.
Joyous Celebrating of the Savior’s Birth!