For what does
it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a
man give in return for his soul? Mark
2000, a 29 year old communications instructor auctioned his soul to the highest
bidder. After a ten day bidding war a New
York real estate developer paid $1325 for the young man’s soul.
The seller said he had put his soul up for
auction to prove a point. “In America,”
he said, “you can sell your soul and be rewarded for it. That’s what makes this country great.”
Many people sell their souls for much less than
that. What is your soul worth? Jesus says your soul is the most precious
thing you have, because it lasts forever.
When it came time to pay for your soul, Jesus
Christ did not come to the bargaining table and try to pay the lowest
price. He willingly paid the absolute
highest price. He was beaten until he
was unrecognizable. A crown of thorns was
driven onto his brow. His back was
whipped until it became a mass of bloody ribbons. He took every painful step all the way to
Calvary, though He could have stopped at any time. Roman soldiers fastened Him to a cross
through His hands and His feet. He hung
there for six hours, where He bled and suffered and died ... for you.
Jesus bore your
hell. He bore the punishment for your
sin upon that cross, because that's the only price that would pay for your soul. Nothing else will do.
Are your circumstances causing you to
question whether God loves you? You
don’t need to wonder whether Jesus loves you.
The suffering and death of Jesus Christ upon the cross to pay the required
price for your soul is a clear statement of God’s love for you.
Today, thank God that He showed His great
love for you when His Son, Jesus Christ, paid the price for your soul on the
cross of Calvary. No other proof is
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 01/20/2015
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under