For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? – Matthew 16:26
The title of this post sounds archaic. No one talks about their soul anymore. Even those whose eyes have been opened seldom speak this way in modern days. We would do well to remember what previous generations have said about the significance of the soul. Here are a few quotes from my recent Sunday sermon.
“The fundamental error of sinners is undervaluing their own souls!” (Matthew Henry)
“As the man is more noble than the house he dwells in, so is the soul more noble than the body.” (John Bunyan)
“The soul is such a thing, so rich and valuable in its nature, that scare one in twenty thousand counts of it as they should. (Bunyan)
“The whole world cannot make up to a man for the loss of his soul!” (JC Ryle)