Some people have heard the Good News about forgiveness

and eternal life in Jesus Christ, but because of some

relationship, or certain practices they think they must

employ in business, or some personal ambition or habit,

they say that they cannot put their faith in Christ because

there is "too much to give up."

It's a GOOD thing to recognize that faith in Christ

will radically affect your lifestyle. Even if some aspect

of your life is totally incompatible with faith in Christ,

WHAT temporary pleasure or benefit can possibly be WORTH

FORFEITING an eternity of bliss?

What could possibly be WORTH the prospect of an

eternity in the place of "weeping and gnashing of teeth"?

Even if it means breaking a close personal

relationship or walking away from every earthly possession,

as did Francis of Assisi or Sundar Singh of India,

following Christ is WORTH it. "WORTHY is the Lamb who was

slain." (Revelation 5:12) That means, He is WORTH it.

In Paul's letter to the Philippians, Paul gives his

testimony of the things he walked away from in order to

follow Christ, and why he thought it was worth it. The

whole letter is short enough to read aloud in 10 minutes.

In his testimony in ch. 3, he employs the accounting

terms of "counting as a loss" the things he left behind in

view of the "surpassing value" or "profit" of knowing the

Lord Jesus Christ personally and intimately. This is the

favorite New Testament book of many believers.

Jesus asked the question, "For what will it profit a

man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"

(Mark 8:36 NKJ)

Work out your own "profit and loss" balance, then RUN

to put your trust in Jesus Christ. He's worth it.


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