Your soul is a great value. And Mark 8:35-36, Jesus says our soul is a great value do you know why this is? Here are five reasons why you’re so mad or more than anything else you have.
1. You are so is breathed into you by God.
God formed you of death from the ground and breathed into our nostrils the breath of life, so that you could become a living creature.
Grasping is a huge importance in knowing who you are, and why your life is of such great value. Adam was created in two stages. There is a two-step process by life which God gave to him life.
The first was that God, “formed the man of dust from the ground.“ now in this way, the man and the woman are similar to the animals: “ now out of the ground God has formed every beast of the field and every bird in the heavens” (Genesis 2:19).
But there is a second stage in creation of Adam which shows why we are different from animals:
God formed a man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature (Genesis 2:7).
God breathed life into this corpse, and this next atom different from the animals. He is more than a body he is a living soul. The soul is capable of knowing God and enjoying God, and is capable of sending against God, something that animals cannot do.
This is at the heart of what God is saying when he says, “ you are made in the image of God” (Genesis 1:26-27). God has breathed Life into you and that life will never end.
1. Your soul is a source of all your achievement.
The body apart from the spirit is dead (James 2:26).
Think about everything that is important in your life and you will say, “Yes, that came from my soul.” Think about this in relation to the world.
Think about music: any kind of music – Where did this come from? They came from the soul of the composer who wrote it.
Think about art: ability to depict beauty came to the hands of the artist, but where did it come from? It came from the soul of the artist.
Think about sports: You may say, “surely sports depends on the body.” But James 2:26 says, “The body without the spirit. Every great sports achievement has come to relentless commitment, discipline desire, and the determination of the athlete, which is a course in the soul.
When I meet someone who is super fit, I want to say. “ this is what comes from your soul. All the work you have put in to sculpting your body came from a desire that is in your soul. Without that desire that was in your soul you would be a couch potato!”
All that we achieve in life, everything that is achieved in the world, will arise from the life of your soul.
3. Your soul is the cause of all your sin.
Each person is tempted when they are lured and enticed by their own desire (James 1:14).
Where does sin come from? James 1:14 is a very important verse in the Bible because it tells us how temptation works.
Temptation comes to us through the world, the flesh, and Satan. The problem is that wherever it comes from, it attaches itself to the soul. Our souls are sticky towards sin. Sin attaches itself to our souls.
If this was not the case, then temptation would not be a problem for any of us. If it was pure, then when you sell a house that you couldn’t afford, your soul would say, “ I can’t afford that, and I don’t need it.” And you would move on. Because our our sinful desires. When temptation comes, the soul receives it, welcomes it, and embraces and hold onto it.
The problem is that our souls are not pure. So what happens is that you see something, whatever it is, that someone else has, and you say, “that’s what I want,” and it sticks.
4. Your soul will last forever.
Matthew 10:28 says “ do not fear those who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul.
One day your body will die and will be laid in the ground (or cremated). But your soul will last forever. So, “Do not fear those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. Your soul has an endless life. That’s why it’s so important. It’s immoral. It has a beginning, but it has no end.
Some people are trying to decide if they are going to follow Christ, knowing that it could cost you. But you need to know what’s at stake.
Matthew 16:25 says “For whoever to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for my sake will save it. Jesus says “If you lose your life for me, you will save it.
5. Your soul will experience everlasting joy or misery.
Luke 16:22-23 says, “ The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
God tells the story of two men who died. One of them was carried to Abraham’s side. Certainly not the poor man’s body. That would have remained on the earth. So what was carried into it. What then was in Hades? Not the rich man’s body. It was in the tomb. It was the rich man’s soul.
The point is very simple: Death takes life from the body, but not from the soul. When you die, your soul goes on to one of two places: One is a place of great joy. The other according to Jesus, is a place of great torment. And there is a great gulf fixed between them (Luke 16:26). You can’t get from one to the other in either direction.
There is a heaven to pursue and a hell to avoid. You have a soul: your soul can be saved and it can be lost. To lose your soul is the ultimate disaster, because it is the only lose from which you can never recover from.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen enough hell on earth as I can take.