What Will You Do With Your Soul?
There comes a point in everyone’s life that we must decide what we are going to do about our spiritual status. God has placed before every responsible person the choice of whether or not we will be saved or lost in eternity. Satan and the world have done an excellent job of convincing people that they either have no choice in the matter or that they have plenty of time to decide the outcome. Many have decided to follow the erroneous teachings of men, and not God, in how one is saved and how one should live and worship God (Matthew 15:3–9).
God loves every soul and does not wish for anyone to be lost (John 3:16; 1 Timothy 2:4). He has extended His grace through His Son to every man (Titus 2:11); no one is excluded. Jesus invites all men to come to Him and receive the spiritual blessings of peace, rest, salvation, and eternal life (Matthew 11:28–30). But all of this must be done on God’s terms and not our own.
The apostle Paul said that knowing the terror of the Lord those who preach the gospel do so with the intent to persuade men to make a choice about their salvation (2 Corinthians 5:11). We know there is power in the Word of God and it accomplishes that which God intends (i.e. that we make a choice, Isaiah 55:11). On the first Pentecost following the resurrection and ascension of Jesus the gospel was preached and 3,000 souls chose to obey God (Acts 2:37–41). Sadly many others that day chose to reject the grace offered to them. The days and weeks that followed would see others make the best decision of their lives and obey God and He added them to the church (Acts 2:47). In Acts 7 Stephen preached the Good News and the hearts of those who heard him were hardened by that truth and they killed the messenger. The book of Acts is replete with accounts of those who chose to obey and those who chose to reject the great salvation of God.
The Hebrew writer asks a great, hypothetical, question when he wrote, “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?” (Hebrews 2:3–4). The fact is that those who reject God, Jesus Christ, and His word will be judged (John 12:48). The disobedient will incur upon themselves the wrath of God (Hebrews 5:8–9) and will be lost in eternity (Matthew 25:46).
So in the inspired words of Joshua, “Choose you this day whom ye will serve” (Joshua 24:15). What will you do with your soul? It is entirely up to you now! God did His part in fulfilling His promise to send a Savior and make a way of reconciliation. Now it is up to each of us to either accept the gift by being obedient and faithful or reject it for Satan’s lies and the love of this world. You cannot have it both ways (Matthew 12:30). It is time for each of us to decide to work out our own salvation (Philippians 2:12). Want to know more? We would love to study with you and help you know the Lord’s way. Today is the day (2 Corinthians 6:2).