“…Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” – Mk. 8:37 KJV
Today we continue to talk about you (your soul) from where we stopped in the discussion titled “What is your Profit”. Just as discussed in that write up, every other part of your person will desert you once you stop residing in this realm and you will be made to face alone the consequence of what the three you (body, soul and spirit) did. You will be lucky if you soul was able to discipline the you body and take leadership and that you soul is also taking direction from the creator. In that case you (soul) are more likely to find yourself on the right side of judgement and like the Bible says that position attracts everlasting comfort and joy with no sorrow no matter how little – Rev. 21:4.
If the reverse is the case, then it will be a very terrible experience characterised by weeping and gnashing of teeth – Lk. 13:28. The fact is that majority of religious groups on this planet are in agreement on what is right and wrong and that there are consequences for the choice made not only in this world but also in the world to come.
These consequences are hardly same or of the same magnitude in both worlds. Some may have what seems like a positive consequence in this realm but will have a negative consequence in the next life whilst some may have what seems like a negative consequence in this realm but actually end up having a positive consequence in the next life – Lk. 16:19-31. There is however nothing that stops one from enjoying positive consequences in both worlds just as it is also possible to have negative consequences in both worlds – Lk. 18:28-30.
If however an individual is to prioritise both worlds, it will be better to be more concerned about the life after – Matt. 10:28. This is because we are in no doubt that this world will come to an end and all that we possess will not be released by death because the body that desired it in the first instance no longer needs it. All those things actually were acquired for you body and none for you soul. Why would you then want to satisfy you body when the real you (soul) stands to gain no advantage. Why sacrifice yourself in a partnership that leaves you empty when profit is to be shared. The you body goes with everything and the real you goes with nothing.
There is however a way which the real you (soul) will not lose out which is to store up treasures for yourself in a location where you are working hard to go to after the end of this partnership – Matt. 6:19-21. However, your going will only be guaranteed if you accept the messiah that your creator – Jn. 3:16. It is that simple! What you need to work on is how you will spend your time there. Going to that location requires just the simple process of accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and deciding to put under your control all the request of you body by subjecting all such requests to the laws of God through Christ. Of course the you body will complain and try to justify its demand with several points including how it helps you to have a good standing in this realm but as you know by now, it may be true but its allegiance is to itself as it will abandon you alone to the consequence of those acts once you leave this existence. Try to love you (soul) for once and let you body realise that you know how selfish it is and you will not fall for that long standing deceit.
What is you body even offering, financial success, position of honour in the society, a very happy family, good and comfortable standard of living, etc. These are all good and desirable but let you body know that it will not be possible to go with any of them when you soul leave this realm so of what value will they be to you (soul). You body will have fun but you soul will have nothing.
The icing on the cake when you subject the requests of you body to the laws of the Almighty God, your creator is that he may even decide to give you all these things that you body requested for and even more but it will come at a price that will not negotiate your position and treasures in the life after – Matt. 6:33. So you see, there should be nothing that you soul cannot drop for the comfort of the real you probably in this realm but assuredly in the life after.
Drop it all if you have to! It is all about opportunity cost. Nothing is too much to give up for the comfort of you (soul). Absolutely nothing!