“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Mark 8:36
Many people live their lives as though this world is where it all ends; but there’s a life hereafter. Even if God gave you two hundred years to live in this world, it would still be over some day. After all, he gave some over nine hundred years to live in Bible days, but they still died and left this world. It doesn’t matter how many years you live on earth, what matters is whether or not you lived in the righteousness of God, glorifying Him with your life.
The Lord Jesus said in Mathew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” If all you do with your years on earth is to seek to make yourself happy, and fulfill your own dreams, that’ll be an empty life. You must be born-again!
Our life in this world isn’t essentially for this world; you’re in this world to decide where and how you’ll live in eternity. The despots and dictators of yesteryears thought they would live forever in this world, so they built kingdoms and stored up fortunes for themselves; but today, they’ve taken their place in eternity. No wonder Jesus asked the thought-provoking question: “what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
If a man had all the fame and glamour in the world, and lived and died without Christ, what would that be, compared to the anguish of living eternally in hell? Life on earth is short; while eternity is all that matters. The time to receive Jesus is NOW!
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all” (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
God’s Word is absolutely crystal about the man, Christ Jesus: who He is, our conviction of His personality, origin, and purpose. There’s no other way for human beings to receive salvation and be reconciled to God except by Jesus Christ.
He’s the one who bridges the gap and makes friendship and peace between God and men. Acts 4:12 says, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
Man had become alienated from the life of God through Adam’s transgression, and Jesus is the only one that can reconcile you with the Father in the body of His flesh through death and present you holy, blameless and above reproach to the Father. He gave Himself as the payment for you: He paid what you owed, that you could never pay.
Accept Jesus Christ to be the Lord of your life today because there’s no salvation in any other name!
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
The words of Jesus are so comforting! He makes it clear that under no circumstances should you allow your heart be troubled, because when He comes into your life to be the Lord of your life, He fills your life with His peace.
The peace you have in Jesus Christ is not the peace of being quiet from disturbance, but peace without agitation, fill of rest and prosperity. In Jesus, you have peace - not fleeting peace - but eternal peace with prosperity. Not only will He give you peace, He will also bring you into peace with God: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). Jesus brings you into oneness with God; therefore, after accepting Jesus as the Lord of your life, no more enmity between you and God. (Ephesians 2:14-15).