Ever since I started to really dig into scripture, this verse has been my favorite. And althought I’m an ESV guy,the KJV version of this verse it the one I like the best. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
It’s a verse that I feel doesn’t require a whole lot of context to understand. A verse that strikes at the very heart strings of man and plunges him head long towards the gospel. Everytime I read this verse, I can’t help but feel a deep regret for every wretched sin that I have ever commited. This is a verse that drops me quite literally to me knees in prayerful repentence.
Lord Jesus Christ, forgive this wretched sinner for all the evil in which he has done. Bring him into repentence and lead him into your glory and righteousness. We profit nothing by our own doing, but by your grace and mercy through your shed blood on the cross, we are deemed righteous though we we are unworthy of such a gift. Amen.