Summary: Is anything worth more than your soul? Charles Spurgeon once said “Consider how precious a soul must be, when both God and the devil are after it
Life beyond Death and Man’s future destiny-part- 2
"And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? (Mark 8: 36, 37NLT)
"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life in the eternal kingdom of God? For what can a man give as an exchange , a compensation, a ransom, in return for his [blessed] life in the eternal kingdom of God (Mark 8: 36, 37AMP)
A materialistic society tries to place a value on everything. It claims, "Everything has its price." Those of the world are constantly assessing the value of their stocks, properties, bonds, insurance policies, pension plans, welfare checks, food stamps, minimum wage, etc., etc. The value Jesus places upon a human soul in that statement far exceeds the wealth of the world. The word He uses is, in the Greek, kosmos, which means all of God’s material creation. Why did Jesus put such value on a human soul? The Soul Is So Valuable Because It Is to Live Forever. It is valuable because of the fact of eternity and the immortality of the soul. Think of a soul in eternity without God, without hope and without the Lord of glory. That nothing can be really good to a man who loses his soul. That whatever he may gain, if he loses his soul, everything else will be but a nuisance to him.
Everyone wants to be successful in life. We want to live in beautiful mansions, have affluent life, build strong families, and have the resources to afford what makes life comfortable. However, as God’s children, our priorities must not be things on this earth. It’s good to have comfortable house, vehicle, and travel around the world, be an Oscar winner or the popular leader, author, and achieve everything you desire in life. But remember the richest and wisest king ever lived in history said “Remember your Creator while you are young, before the silver rope snaps and the golden bowl is crushed like a jar broken at the well, like a stone cover on a well that breaks and falls in. Your body came from the earth. And when you die, it will return to the earth. But your spirit came from God, and when you die, it will return to him. Everything is so meaningless. The Teacher says that it is all a waste of time” (Ecclesiastes 12:6-8 ERV). What matters most is your soul. Where is your soul heading to? Charles Spurgeon once said “Consider how precious a soul must be, when both God and the devil are after it.”
So the essence of a soul is a mysterious topic. Most will agree that the soul is the essence of a man, but what actually is the soul, and how is it different from the Body? How do you define the Body, soul and spirit, which sometimes referred to as "Soul-ties”. Question is “Do we have two or three parts? Body, soul, and spirit? “Dichotomy or Trichotomy?” To understand body, soul and spirit ties, one has to investigate and appreciate the fundamental truth revealed in the scripture. Bible is an incredibly amazing and accurate book logically, historically and prophetically. We can be very sure that what it says about the present life and afterlife is equally accurate.