Today’s Devotional – November 11th (A Soul is a Terrible Thing To Waste!)

By admin On November 11th, 2013

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NOVEMBER 11th

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A SOUL IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!

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“For what shall it profit a man,

if he shall gain the whole world,

and lose his own soul?”

Mark 8:36

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Of all the possessions that a human can have, the soul is by far the most important! And it is remarkable how lightly esteemed the soul is! After all, we the people of the world go on our merry way, mostly never even giving a thought for our most valuable possession! The above verse puts the importance of the human soul in proper perspective…

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Listen again… “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

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It is more valuable than all the riches this world can offer, as the above verse alludes…

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Listen to the Psalmist… “A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.” Psalm 37:16

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THE REAL BEGGARS! 

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If your soul lives eternally, you have everything; more than the richest person on Earth! If not, well then, in respect to eternity, you are little more than a beggar, though you may possess vast earthly riches.

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The soul is what makes you, you, and me, me. So if both you and I lose our soul, then there is no more “you”, and there is no more “I”. We simply will no longer exist.

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Now on the other hand, if you and I die being true worshippers, God promises to safely keep our souls…

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Listen… “Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee.” Psalm 86:2.

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WHAT DID HENRY SAY ABOUT, “MY SOUL…MY DARLING”?

Psalm 22:20 & 35:17

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“Lord…rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.” Psalm 35:17

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That great theologian of yesteryear, Matthew Henry, had a thing to say, concerning the preciousness of the MatthewHenry Wikipedia Public Domainsoul, and why Psalms 22 & 37 refer to it as “my darling”

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Listen… “My soul is my only one. I have but one soul to take care of, and therefore the greater is my shame if I neglect it and the greater will the loss be if I let it perish. Being my only one, it ought to be my darling, for the eternal welfare of which I ought to be deeply concerned. I do not use my soul as my darling, unless I take care to preserve it from every thing that would hurt it and to provide all necessaries for it, and be entirely tender of its welfare.”

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So Henry interprets, “my darling”, as referring to the soul, expressing how dear and precious is a man’s soul! (see Psalms 22:20 & 35:17 for this expression, “darling”)

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Matthew Henry Wikipedia Public Domain

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SILENCE IS DEAFENING!

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But of course, as far as those of the world are concerned, the soul is mostly regarded as worthless! On TV or radio, you might hear a commercial about physical or mental health or safety just about every 10 or 15 minutes or so. The god of this world doesn’t care so much if you have physical health.

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But do you ever hear an advertisement about the value of a soul? Do the various TV dramas ever deal with the preservation of the soul? No, why would they!?! After all, the “god of this world” wants you to lose your soul! So you’ll never hear the citizens of this world ever obsess or commiserate over the care and nurture of the soul! And if you ever do, it will probably be done in a mocking or negative manner.

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THE REAL BILLIONAIRES!

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Those who neglect the care of their soul, are indeed, the poorest of the poor! They willhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22However_pressing_his_duties_STM2-c_James_Lee_Frazer_always_finds_time_to_read_a_few_chapters_from_his_Bible_each_day._I_-_NARA_-_520675.jpg simply wither away and die, and be no more! (see Psalm 37:10, read entire Psalm)

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But on the other hand, those who value, and care, and nurture their soul, are among the richest of the rich, though they may be poor in earthly wealth!

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After all, who would you rather be: an earthly billionaire, who eventually withers away and dies, or a poor person who will live forever in a beautiful universe?

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No, the real billionaires are those who love their own soul, and care for it and nurture it…

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Listen… “There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. The ransom of a man’s life are his riches:” Proverbs 13:7, 8.

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Jesus is the ransom for our soul. And that ransom paid by Him is worth more than all the riches of this world!

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Yes, this above passage leaves little room for debate on the subject of true riches. And yet, it is perhaps one of the most little regarded of all Bible passages.

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TO READ PART 2, GO HERE…October 6 (A Soul Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, Part 2: “A Conscience Is A Terrible Thing To Waste!”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to set my priorities right, and make my Salvation (and the Salvation of others) my one and only chief desire…

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READ MORE…

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You may wish to read this following related devotional…May 28th” (George Whitefield: Ye Must Be Born Again!)”, or you can also read…“MARCH 31 (How To Put Time In A Bottle!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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ARK SEEN IN HEAVEN

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“And the temple of God was opened in Heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.” Rev. 11:19

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The above verse from Revelation, speaks of God’s Temple in Heaven being opened. But this great constellation the Sagittarius Constellation is actually being the constellation of the Ark of the Covenant. So these two events (the Ark in Heaven seen, and this Ark in the night-sky revealed) go hand in hand simultaneously. The Ark Constellation, as sketched in to this Wikipedia star-chart, is a representation of the heavenly Ark, as God begins to open up the spiritual concepts of that true Ark to our minds.

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Star-chart from Wikipedia (this Website has taken the liberty to sketch in this Ark Constellation)

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READ MORE…

The Ark of the Covenant Constellation

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TOMORROW:

NOVEMBER 12TH

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