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The PROPHET of Profit

March 5

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"  Mark 8:36




"Omniscience, by nature, is provocative, not inquisitive."






Are not all questions of Divine origin rhetorical?  Omniscience, by nature, is provocative , not inquisitive.  The answer to our LORD'S question here in Mark's Gospel is obviously zero, a man shall profit nothing ... and this unequivocal, were it even possible to take his gain to the loss of Hell.  This is a sobering PROPHET and BOSS Statement! 

Greed is a most horrible god among men, and plainly condemned in this parable of JESUS, as recorded by Luke: "And HE spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, what shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?  And he said, this will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.  And I will say to my soul, soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.  But GOD said unto him, thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?  So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward GOD."  Solomon capsulized this very axiom a thousand years earlier: "So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof."

Rat-Race is not hyperbole in describing our world today.  Everywhere, men run to and fro clamoring for the elusive gain, which will one day fall from the cold dead hands of those who grasp it. "In your patience possess ye your souls."  There is haste all about us, and our drive-thru culture has gained us nothing but Gusto for gods of our own making.  JESUS brings our: 'most toys, wins' mentality through the CAT scan of eternity however, and reveals the truth that he who dies with the most toys, leaves the most toys behind.  Ever seen a hearse towing an armored car?  For real ... bankers and undertakers typically don't attend the same seminars. 

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."  Does not our pursuits and possessions betray our passion?  "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world."  The truth is, no GOD (god) will go un-gained ... but at your graveside the real question remains: Will yours live to see another day?

"But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for CHRIST ... For to me to live is CHRIST, and to die is gain."

For Love of Country
Constitution of the State or Georgia (1777)
"We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of ALMIGHTY GOD, do ordain and  establish this Constitution."

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