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The Soul’s Inestimable Worth

Key Verse

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul” (Mark 8:38).

Text — Mark 8: 34-38


Every person has an undying soul. It is so precious that our Lord Jesus Christ declared that gaining the whole world and losing one’s soul is profitless. In the same vein, Arthur J. Hodge, in his hymn, Have you counted the cost? declared:

“Have you counted the cost, if your soul should be lost,

Tho’ you gain the whole world for your own?”

The loss of any man’s soul is the heaviest loss he can suffer.  Friend, have you considered how many souls die unprepared to face eternal judgment of God globally every year? For the period of the 4 years of the First World War, about 17 million people died. Also during the 6 years of the Second World War, about 60 million people died. Plagues have also killed many millions over the years. These are just a few of the death statistics. Most of these people died unsaved.  They are lost through a long eternity. Hence, the Lord asked the solemn question, “What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” We must preach and win souls.


We must preach and win souls.


No worldly gain can compensate for the loss of the soul in hell.

Prayer for today

O Lord, help me to maintain my salvation.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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