The Give-Up Season series
Profit or Lost? Jesus places a huge emphasis on the objectivity of sacrifice; losing your life, saving your soul; gaining the whole world, losing your soul. Is Jesus losing sight of "me"? We have placed so much on the idea of me that we have become so comfortable with what satisfies our sense of importance but it's really about Him. He is the Way, the Truth and the Light, no man can see God without going through His Son because He is the One who died for us, not the calf, the lamb, a turtle doves (cf. Lev. 12:8) but with a blood sacrifice and no broken bones He died, rose again and sits at the right hand of His Father in Glory and we ask what can we exchange for our soul? Giving up me gives me Him and we gain eternal life.
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
God My King (Psalm 68:24), for Thy glory and the profit of eternal life we say thank You. For the exchange of the Blood for the redemption of our sins, we praise You. We declare and decree blessings for the act of sacrifice that freed us from self-inflected nonsense (sin), so that whatsoever You find for us to do may our hands be found doing it. For the sake of the Kingdom we pray, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.