Gaining and losing

October 14th, 2012

I was reading Mark 8 this morning. Verse 36 jumped out at me. It says, “And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? (Mark 8:36 NLT)

Then I read what it said in my Life Application Study Bible notes about the verse. I thought it was good…

“Many people spend all their energy seeking pleasure. Jesus said, however, that worldliness, which is centered on possessions, position, or power, is ultimately worthless.

Whatever you have on earth is only temporary; it cannot be exchanged for your soul.

If you work hard at getting what you want, you might eventually have a “pleasurable” life, but in the end you will find it hollow and empty.

Are you willing to make the pursuit of God more important than the selfish pursuits?

Follow Jesus, and you will know what it means to live abundantly now and to have eternal life as well.”

Great thoughts for today from the LASB.

God Bless,
Dave