Pastor's Journal


KEEP Your Soul With Diligence

Deuteronomy 4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently.

We handle our soul as if it is dispensable because "we have more where that came from," but WE ONLY HAVE ONE SOUL! We have to KEEP it DILIGENTLY.

Diligence means to give attention to, care for; to value highly. Originally, "to pick out or BE PICKY, constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken. We must give care to and value our one soul. We must be picky about anything having to do with this eternal prize possession.

What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole word, and lose his own soul?" – Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? Like trading a sucker to a baby for the $50 in her hand, we sell or trade a portion of our soul for chocolate-covered sin each time we choose our own way over God's. Souls are not sold whole, but little by little with each allurement.

Jesus said "In your patience possess ye your souls". Patience is widely ignored and not ranked high in the list of virtues but the Bible says that you have need of patience. It is required! "It is not live with it or live without it", but it is NEEDED because the scripture implies that impatience can cause you to lose your soul!

KEEP your soul with diligence. Playing marbles, someone asks, "Are we playing for fun, or are we playing for keeps?" Playing for fun, the winner gives the marbles back. Playing for keeps, the winner keeps all the marbles. The Devil plays for keeps!


12.13.2018 - Sis K says:
Amen! Rich revelations of TRUTH!

2.23.2018 - Oluwole Josiah, Nigeria says:
"Souls are not sold whole, but little by little with each allurement." timeless truth here. i just got this awareness for the first time... God bless you. This is my first visit to this sight and i am so blessed...

10.24.2017 - Deborah mcgraw says:
Thank God for his great mercy, his long suffering, his sacrifice and great Love. By his Grace, I'm working on myself. Lord Help Us! The Lord warns and encourages us through his ministry. Excellent writing pastor Dukes. Thank the Lord!

9.5.2017 - Pray for me says:
Wow this is put in the way that even the most simple can understand. But there shall not a an hair on your head your patience possess ye your souls. Help Lord!

8.11.2017 - Sis. Kathy says:
And ye have need of patience, after having done the will of God, he might receive the promise. Patiently waiting on his promises.

4.6.2016 - Sis Sharon says:
Amen Pastor!

11.4.2015 - Sis. Brooks says:

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