Love the Lord with all your SOUL!

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

What is our Soul? Why does God want us to love him with all our soul?

Matthew and Mark resonate the same question.. what can a man give in exchange of his soul??

Luke 2:35- sword piercing through the soul and revealing our thoughts.

Rom 13:1- says let every soul be subject to authorities. In other words, let every man be subject to God.

It seems our soul is the real us ppl don’t get to  see.

Our soul is capable of emotions according to Luke 1:46 (mary praising  God)  and John 12:27 (soul is troubled).

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23 NKJV-“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

According to the verse above, we see the trinity. According to Genesis 1:26-God created us in our own image. God is 3 in One. God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit. If we were created in God’s image, we are similar to God. Of course, we are just mortals, we don’t possess immortal abilities as God. Our spiritual body is the body that will operate when it comes to eternity. What you do with your soul now on earth determines where your spirit will spend eternity.

We are spirit, soul and body. Our body we can clearly see but our souls and spirit we can’t. When we die, our spirit will separate from our bodies.

Back to soul.. What is our soul? In reference to 1 Thess 5:23-our soul is the real us, we don’t see.

Heb 4:12.. Talks about how the word can divide the soul from the spirit?

1 Peter 2:11 says lets flee lust and other things that wars against our soul. This verse indicates that the enemy is also interested in our soul. If he wasn’t interested, he wouldn’t war against our soul.

Of course, I need to do more studying on this topic.

From this brief study, it seems our soul is the real us we don’t get to see and others too. You know how ppl say the real person will come out. Our soul in other words is our inner man that is really who we are. People can act a certain way to hide who they really are but the person on the inside (soul) is really who they are.
Somehow, the enemy is also interested in our souls. Why?? More to come..