Chess is a wonderful game ,but the words a chess player does not want to hear his opponent utter is,check mate,it means that they have lost the game. No one likes to loose ,no one enjoys being known as looser,a runners up medal is not much consolation. Our Saviour spoke about loosing something else,vastly more important than loosing a game,this is what He said in
Matthew 16 v26,/ For what is a man profited,if he shall gain the whole world,and loose his own soul?, or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul/. Let me ask you, what value do you put on your soul?, perhaps you have never give it much thought,well think about it now.There are people
and, we describe them as poor lost souls,in other words their situation is dire.which means their situation is serious.To loose ones soul is the most serious thing that can happen to anyone,that is why Jesus used extreme examples.What if one gained the whole world?imagine that, the world,it would make Bill Gaiths look like a pauper.and yet all that would be no consolation if we lost our soul.Nothing can compensate for loosing ones soul,absolutely nothing,it is our choice,you have not yet heard the words check mate,the games not over,there is still time,to make that all important
decision.What is that decision?, it is to trust and follow Christ,as Saviour
Dear God open the eyes of all to see what is of eternal value,our very souls
grant us the grace to forsake all ,to trust and follow Jesus Amen.