What Jesus Did! 'True Worth' — Mark 8:36-37

Monday, May 30, 2016

"It is worth nothing for a person to have the whole world, if he loses his soul {in hell}. A person could never pay enough to buy back his soul."
— Mark 8:36-37 NLT
Illustration of Mark 8:36-37 NLT — "It is worth nothing for a person to have the whole world, if he loses his soul {in hell}. A person could never pay enough to buy back his soul."

Key Thought

So much of life gets lost in the pursuit of things we think are important. We trade our time for that which does not matter. We trade our energy for gains never realized. We trade our hopes for what winds up as wrecked dreams. Our very lives, our souls, find their resource in the Lord. He must remain the center, the goal, and the purpose of our lives or we lose ourselves in our pursuit of things that don't really matter.

Today's Prayer

O God, please forgive me for the times when my priorities and my pursuits have been focused on things that really didn't matter. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Haggai 1:3-6
  • Matthew 6:19-27
  • Luke 15:11-16

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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