Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What profit is it?

The recent passing of a certain pop star lately has brought a particular Bible verse to mind. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"(Mark 8:36) We've read about this man's recent great net worth--what is it? 263 million dollars? I can't begin to imagine that sort of money--and all that he had and all that he did. But how SAD it would be to amass a huge fortune, pass away relatively young (hey, 50 is not really that old), and if he never accepted Christ as his personal Saviour to spend eternity in a place opposite heaven. This pop star gained in his 50 years of life everything and anything he could possibly want--"the whole world" so to speak--but what good was it all if he never got things right before God and lost his soul for eternity?

1 comment:

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Michele; You know I was thinking the same thing. How sad it is that his rich life brought him nothing to be very proud of, except his beautiful children, who I feel for because now every one will fight over them for the money they will have... I keep them in my prayers.