Have money, position, power, good family.. what about the soul?
Most of us have something which we always think/ care about the most. For most, it can be money. The love for money is deep embedded within most of us. For some, it can be a high position or power. If there was no love for power or money, many of the wars wouldn’t have occurred. For some it can be their own family which is the priority for them. Love you family, that’s good. But is that all to it?
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? – Mark 8:36
This is what God says.
When a baby is born, there is a date set for the soul to be returned to the giver of the life. It’s a fact that all of us would die one day. That doesn’t change if you are rich or poor. It’s a law which is true for all human beings. So what happens after death? Should we think about what happens after death? Shouldn’t we just focus on the current life? We as humans tend to think forward. That’s the reason why we try to earn more money to make future secure. We think in advance and ensure that we have health insurance so that an emergency is taken care of. So we do think in advance..
What about our soul? What when our breath stops? We leave all the money, position, family and everything which we accumulated in this life span. It’s a FACT that we came into this world empty handed and would leave this world empty handed. Our soul returns to the God Almighty.
Everything we did in this short life on earth we would need to give an account for. Can we live our lives just as the way we desire and not reap the consequences? As we sow, so shall we reap.
The parable of Lazarus and the rich man is meant to teach us that there is a life after death.
19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
If we still remain in our sins, we will be separated from God for ever. Would we be like the rich man who was described as
… also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments …
Be concerned about your soul also. Because it’s a matter of eternity. We take care of our bodies by having good nutritious food and exercise. But finally the body will return to dust at our death. Make sure your soul is not lost. There is no point in regretting after death as we can live only one life on earth and there is no coming back.
How can I come to God? How can I be a child of God?