What will it profit us

If we gain the world but lose our soul;

To have abundance with all the riches

But rot in eternity behold?

What will it profit us

If we’re the most successful in our field?

Since it’s the eternal rewards that really count

Where dividends they yield.

Granted we’re to put our heart

Into everything we do,

But unless we give God all the glory

The reward cannot be true.

To have the latest and the greatest

Leads to much deception indeed,

Because that spirit of competition

To much depression it can lead.

When many place themselves in debt

To outdo their neighbour as well,

This can only lead to heartache

And disaster it can spell.

What’s the point of being beautiful

With a body that is inspiring,

When the inside is filled with covetousness

And constantly desiring?

Because it’s the beauty that’s incorruptible

Of a gentle and quiet spirit,

With kindness and with meekness

And much joy and peace within it.

What’s the point of climbing corporate ladders

When manipulation does take place,

And where all morals and all ethics

Do not combine or interface?

What’s the point of self-centredness

When one day it comes to an end,

And where vanity took a firm stronghold

With strong delusions that it sent?

What’s the point of appearing

To have it all and altogether,

But where foundations they are shallow

And no trials they will weather?

What does it profit in the end

If for self-serving ways we lived,

And for our glory and our pleasure

Where our heart refused to give?

What on earth does it profit

If we lose our precious soul?

Let’s wake up and let’s repent

Before it’s much too late behold!

(C) P.B. 2021

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  Matthew 16:26

‘Rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”  1 Peter 3:4

“Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”  Luke 12:15

“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things.  Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”  1 Corinthians 9:25