We were blessed to have Brother George Salvador, missionary to Philippines in the service. He showed a video presentation on his work. He and his family sang. He brought the message.
Mark 8: 36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
We all have possessions. They are valuable to us. Sports events have an MVP—most valuable player. We have an MVP—most valuable possession. We have cars, homes, families and possessions. We all one thing valuable in common, a very valuable possession; it is our soul. Nothing can be given in exchange for a soul. Riches and fame cannot equal the value of the soul. I want to share three reasons I believe our soul is our most valuable possession.
- Our soul was especially created by God. Evolution is taught as if it is fact and not a theory. Yet it cannot explain some things. If we all come from an animal, why do we have a sense of morality? If we all come from the same animal why do we have different languages? Life will not come out of non-life. A stone won’t turn into life. Life comes only from God. Genesis 1 has one phrase many times: And God said. Everything was created because God said the word. The moon, stars, sun, plants and animals were created because God spoke it. He could have uttered the words “let there be man” and created us, but instead he took the dust of the ground and made us. We are special to God. He created us. When I was in the states last time I wanted to get some hand tools. I looked at a box in Walmart and then a box in another store. One was a bit cheaper than the other. I didn’t know what to do. Then I noticed on one box that it had the words lifetime warranty. That’s why they were more expensive.
- That leads me to the second reason our soul is our most valuable possession. It is eternal. Nothing in this world is eternal. Houses and clothes are temporary. Let’s look at Luke 12:16-18. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. There is nothing wrong with being blessed by God. We should praise him for that. There is nothing wrong with saving and planning for the future. BUT notice verse 19. I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. Period. His purpose in life was ease, eating, and drinking—all temporary things. He forgot about his soul. Romans 2:4 tells us the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance. He should have seen the goodness of God and that there is more to life than things.
- Our soul is our MVP because of the price paid to save it. No religion can save a soul. Money can’t save it. Only the blood of Jesus Christ can save. The Bible tells us all have sinned. The wages of sin is death. Praise the Lord for his great love toward us. John 3:16 tells us that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. People can be saved here in America. They can be saved in the Philippines. It’s only possible because the payment has already been made. It cost the life of Jesus Christ. I’m thankful he cared so much for my soul.
It is my prayer that you will care for your own soul. If you’ve not accepted Jesus Christ, please do that. Then care not only for your soul but for those in the community and all over the world.