What will it profit if we gained

Every aspect on this earth,

But neglected the most important fact –

Our spiritual rebirth?

What will it profit if we gained

All the respect in all we did,

Unless we gave all the glory to God

And sincerely did thank Him?

What will it profit if we became

The most notable in our field,

But where arrogance became our necklace

And to God we did not yield?

What will it profit if we were wealthy

And rich in every way,

But didn’t realise we were poor and naked

Where deception did remain?

It will not profit us at all

Whether we drove a fancy car,

Because unless Jesus was in our driver’s seat

We couldn’t travel far.

And it certainly will not profit us

If our mansions were idolised,

Because it’s the humble and the poor in spirit

That’s precious in God’s eyes.

There’s nothing wrong with having all the above

But unless God is our first love,

Our priorities and our focus

Will not be on Him above.

It will not profit us in the end

Because all that we did achieve,

Will turn to rubble and be burnt

Unless in Christ we did believe.

True dividends are found in Jesus;

There simply is no other way,

Because it was He that died for us and rose;

A fact that will remain.

(C) P.B. 2022

“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?  For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.”  Matthew 16:26-27

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:19-21

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.”  Matthew 6:24

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”  John 14:6

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’”  John 3:3

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”  Acts 4:12

“Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ – and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked…”  Revelation 3:17

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – These, O God, You will not despise.”  Psalm 51:17

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