Really, what good is it to gain the whole world just to only
forfeit your soul, abandon your family, and the God that created both? To gain the whole world is to receive all the world has to offer—money, fame, pleasure, power, prestige, etc. To lose one’s soul is to die without a right relationship with Christ.
We all know that death is guaranteed and it’s not a matter of ‘if’ it’s a matter of ‘when’. Esau despised his birthright, choosing stew (ramen noodles) instead; Judas sold the Savior for a few pieces of silver (Bitcoins); Demas loved this present world (bling) and forsook the ministry. All three men thought they were gaining something but actually lost everything.
We will fail like these men if we don’t realize the epitome of our natural life is when we make Jesus Christ Lord and Savior of our spiritual lives! Sooner or later, earthly things will fade away. And the person that rejects God’s calling will have lost the only part of themselves that lasts forever. The day of reckoning is coming: “For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then He will reward each person according to what they have done” (Matthew 16:27). I am a living witness; this is one call you don’t want to reject (disregard) or send to voicemail (Place on hold).