BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY
Thursday, January 02, 2020
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
When Bill Bright moved to Los Angeles in the 1940's, he met Elwain Steinkamp, a real estate developer who built the prestigious Bel Air community. One day beside his swimming pool, Steinkamp told Bill, " Material success is not where you find happiness. There are rich people all over this city, who are the most miserable people you'll ever meet. Knowing and serving Jesus Christ is what's really important. He's the only way to find happiness." Mr. Steinkamp went on to quote Jesus: "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"
Those words made a deep impact on Bill, and shortly afterward he gave his life to Christ. Almost immediately he began winning others to Jesus, and he went on to become one of the most powerful evangelistic personalities of the twentieth century.
Don't underestimate the influence you can have by saying a few words about the Lord to someone by a swimming pool-or wherever else you may find them. The kingdom of God and a home in heaven is waiting. We don't want anyone to miss it.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Ultimate Love, Compassion and Comfort in good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will continue to walk with you, leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus' Most Precious Name. Love you my Spark Friends Amen.