The Inestimable Value Of A Single Soul

Take a moment and reflect on the following words of Jesus Christ. What do you think about this word? What do you have to say about it?

Mark 8:36 KJV
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Personally, I see three things:

First of all, I see horrible possibility

It is possible for someone to gain the whole world and lose their own soul.

A person can become the wealthiest and most powerful man on earth and still lose their soul.

A man or woman can acquire and achieve all the goodies this world has to offer, yet lose their own soul.

What a horrible possibility!

And this is why we must never use material attainments, achievements and accomplishments to evaluate a person’s standing in the sight of God.

Secondly, I see the inestimable value of a soul

A single soul is more valuable than the whole world.

In other words, if you placed a single soul on a scale with the whole world, a single soul would weigh more.

If you put a single soul and the whole world up for sale in the market of eternity, a single soul will cost more.

This is mind-boggling.

Thirdly, I see a huge disparity between God’s value system and that of fallen humanity

This sick corrupt and lost world values money and earthly possessions more than a soul. This is disgusting.

God on the other hand easily gave up everything to save a single soul!

What a disparity!


Instead of selling your own soul for a bowl of porridge, may you gain it completely, even if it’s at the expense of everything else.

May the Holy Spirit Himself give us a revelation and complete understanding of the true value of a soul.

May we win and gain as many souls as we can.

In Jesus name!