*For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matt. 16:26
The most important thing that exists, priority number one, is to know God. Unfortunately, many are deceived and attracted by the glamor of this world, so they have completely different priorities. Cool car, biggest house, latest stuff, more in the bank account and more enjoyment. It is easy to become a slave to the constant desire for more.
It is one thing to live without God here on earth. But an eternity without God, that one’s soul goes to hell, that is something completely different. How can this be avoided? If one were to try to give the whole world, with all it has, it is not enough to redeem a single human soul before God. Something much more precious is needed than that.
“There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all.” 1 Tim. 2:5-6
Jesus is God’s gift to man. Through Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross and resurrection on the third day, there is now salvation for eternity available. Jesus is the ransom for the human soul. Jesus took our punishment so that we can go free.
Jesus can be your ransom and the treasure of your heart, by believing in Him. Jesus, in your heart, is far more precious than anything this world can offer. Give your soul the best there is. It’s not money, stuff or pleasure, but Jesus. The right perspective helps one to prioritize right.
When God has the first place in your life, He will also help you with everything else you need.
God bless you.
/ David Billström