The Shelby G.T. 350 is a car that is considered by many to be desirable and valuable. I enjoy my G.T. 350 but it is not the most valuable possession in my life.
What is your greatest, most treasured possession? Some might say family, children, a home or business. Jesus tells us the real answer. It is your soul.
Jesus said, "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and yet forfeit his soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul" (Mark 8:36-37).
In trying to gain the world, you could lose your most treasured possession, your soul.
The Good News is that God has already provided a way to redeem (buy back) souls. Why would our souls need to be "bought back" by God?
Let's take a look and see.
Car enthusiasts enjoy looking at all kinds of cars, especially those that have been maintained or restored to near flawless condition. However, they are just that, "near flawless". If you look close enough, you will find a blemish or two and that's a deduction from a "perfect score". Some blemishes can be quickly observed on the surface, while others might be hidden below some neatly applied paint. Just like cars, people have blemishes as well. These blemishes are called sin and they stand in the way of a "perfect score" from the Holy "Judge", God.
The Bible says, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
There is just one way to receive a "perfect score" before God. Recognizing our blemishes (sins) and believing that God's Son, Jesus Christ removed the "deduct" for them on the cross. Jesus paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross and then rising the third day to prove that He is the one perfect redeemer of our soul. God recognizes what Jesus has done for us because of His great love for us all.
The Bible says, "God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were yet sinners, Jesus Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
Even though we have often neglected God, He offers us salvation (buying back our souls) through His Son, Jesus Christ. Unlike high-priced collector cars, His salvation is a free gift. Cars can be damaged over time or even be stolen. God's true gift of salvation has eternal value and cannot be tarnished or taken away.
How much is your soul worth? Jesus spread his arms wide, on the cross, to show how valuable your soul is to Him.
Jesus said, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son (Jesus), that whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
For more information about eternal life through Jesus, contact a Bible-teaching church near you or email me on the contact page.
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