Matthew 16:26

Published November 23, 2020 by Pastor Ron West in Pastor's Thoughts

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 16:26

We may wonder why some people are so concerned about where and how their bodies will be buried. Even though it’s wise to give some thought to cemetery plots and funeral arrangements, such matters are insignificant compared with the concern we ought to have for our undying souls (Mt. 16:26). The rich man in Jesus’ parable had not been concerned about his soul and where he would spend eternity. Then one day God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul will be required of you” (Lk. 12:20). The all-important issue is not where your body will be buried but where you will spend eternity. Are you headed for heaven or hell? What is the goal for your soul?