Is There Any Profit?

Matthew 16:26

I'm sure you have noticed the unstableness of the Wall Street. It has gone up and down in great numbers. When it goes down the investors get very nervous. They can see their profits going out the window.

The world system is totally built on the fact of making profit. Profit means getting gain from some service or endeavor. When the profits are down prices usually go up. Every business is operated on the premise of making profit. Every position of employment is secure only as profit is experienced. If profit is not realized, then job layoffs are usually in order.

The Bible lays out several things that bear no profit. I want to point these out to you today. We each need to use these as a guideline for our lives.

Mat 16:26 "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

I. No Profit In Riches

II. No Profit In Religion

III. No Profit In Dead Faith

IV. There Is Profit In Salvation

Consider our lives as an investment. Where will we invest our life to gain the greatest benefit? Not in the wealth of this world -- not in religion -- not in dead faith - we need to invest our lives in eternity. Jesus said , "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth … But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…" cf Mt. 6:19-20