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How to save the most valuable you have

It is not a long time ago that this incidence happened: one of my work colleagues came at my office, telling me that leaving the train she forgot to get her luggage with her. She was traveling that night and her grief was so big.

Then, the next day I was thinking about this incidence: there are many people, that would grief very much over a material loss, a chance loss, a desire loss and yet, may not care at all at THE loss: THE LOSS OF THEIR OWN SOUL. Jesus in Luke 12:15-21 gave a parable we may find relevant:

Luke 12:15-21
“And he said to them, Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses. Then he spoke a parable to them, saying: the ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, “What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?” So he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and goods. And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, andbe merry.” But God said to him, Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?”

This man cared so much for everything else, yet he forgot the most important: HIS OWN SOUL.

There are millions of people, that follow the philosophy of this man today. “Eat drink and be merry” or as Paul put it in another place: “Eat and drink for tomorrow we die” (I Corinthians 15:32). They take care of every other thing, except their own soul. My friend the most valuable thing you have is not your crops, your possessions, your career etc. The most valuable thing you have IS YOUR OWN SOUL. If you desire to lose it, you can lose it. It is your choice.

However, if you don’t have such a desire, God has made a special provision for this purpose, called Jesus Christ. As he says in John 3:16-18

John 3:16-18
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him SHOULD NOT PERISH but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might BE SAVED. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God”

and Romans 10:9-10
“if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”

The answer to the question of perishing or not perishing, of losing or not losing your soul, is equal to the answer you will give to the question of believing or not believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who believe will never perish. Those who do not believe will perish. There is an invitation that God has extended to every man, including you as well: the invitation to believe with your heart in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His resurrection. To believe that He is the Messiah, the Son of God and in so doing to receive the gift of salvation. Will you accept this invitation? Will you repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? HE IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN SAVE THE MOST VALUABLE YOU HAVE: YOUR SOUL.

Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

Give today your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, as he invites you. Put your burdens on him and he will give you rest.

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Matthew 16:26)

Anastasios Kioulachoglou