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Matthew 16:26

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Viewing and Handling Possessions

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

We all have read Matthew 16:26 which says, For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul (NASB1995)? We might think how foolish someone would have to be to put material things ahead of a saving relationship with God. But, I have, on occasion, examined my own personal affection for acquiring material things, coupled with my unwillingness to use them to serve and bless others and to advance His Kingdom, and I am not so sure that there isn’t something in me that loves the things of this world more than I love the One who created it. I wonder, in your more honest moments, might this be a bit true of you too? Think about it.