Daily Service: What shall it profit a man

DAY 86

What Shall it profit a man

 Today God called to mind a memory that was centered around Mark 8.  The Toby Mac song below has been an anthem for me for a while now, but I also found this song below.

Whatever you have going on, good, bad, or ugly or all three, don’t forget that the main focus isn’t here, it is eternity.  You will spend eternity somewhere. Will it be with God or without God?

What Does It Profit?
Artist: Farms and Fields
www.GodlyChristianMusic.com

Mark 8:34-38

Verse 1: The world is filled with joys to find.
Pleasures unmeasured; ambitions untold.
The Father of mercies amply supplies
Common grace in life bestowed.

Verse 2: Be careful though, dear Christian one,
For in each self-indulging path
The prowling lion seeks to destroy
He wants to steal your soul right back.

Chorus: What does it profit a man
should he gain the whole world
yet loses his very own soul?
What does a man exchange in
earthly goods for the comfort of a heavenly home?
Whoever wishes to follow Jesus
The denial of self must always take place.
For in this journey while here on earth
we lose our life for the gospel’s sake.

Verse 3: The devil uses dirty tricks
He never blatantly shows all
But plays seductions quietly
And offers life in fake reward.

Verse 4: “Come here and find your place in life.”
He whispers self can finally be met.
And found in money, power, and fame
Through worldly sorrow’s intellect.”

Bridge:
Or maybe Satan tries great fear
To get you to submit,
And draw your eyes off of Christ
So in this life you’ll quit.
But do not fear dear Christian soul,
We have agape love,
And what the world can never do,
The gospel always does.

 “Lose My Soul”

Toby Mac
(feat. Kirk Franklin, Mandisa)

Man I wanna tell y’all something, man.
Man I’m not gon’ let these material things get in my way, y’all.
I’m tryna get somewhere.
I’m tryna get somewhere,
That’s real and pure and true and eternal.

Toby, can you go with your boy
Let’s go!

Father God, I am clay in your hands,
Help me to stay that way through all life’s demands,
‘Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
And every little thing I make up my mind to be,
Like I’mma be a daddy who’s in the mix,
And I’mma be a husband who stays legit,
And I pray that I’m an artist who rises above,
The road that is wide and filled with self love,
Everything that I see draws me,
Though it’s only in you that I can truly see that it’s a feast for the eyes- a low blow to purpose.
And I’m a little kid at a three-ring circus.

I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.

Mr. Franklin, step up to the mic, sir

Check it out,
The paparazzi flashes, and that they think that it’s you,
But they don’t know that who you are is not what you do,
True, we get it twisted when we peek at the charts,
Yo before we part from the start,
Where’s your heart?
You a pimp, hustler?
Tell me what’s your title,
America has no more stars, now we call them idols,
You sit idle while we teach prosperity,
The first thing to prosper should be inside of me.
We’re free…
Not because of .22s on the range,
But Christ came in range, we said yes now we changed,
Not the same, even though I made a fall,
Since I got that call, no more Saul, now I’m Paul.

I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
Don’t wanna walk away,
Don’t wanna walk away

Mandisa come on

How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in the light of eternity, eternity, watch me now
How do I sense the tide that’s rising?
It’s hypnotizing me from living in the light of eternity

Tell me how do I sense the tide that’s rising?
De-sensitizing me from living in the light, living in the light of eternity.

Lord what we gonna do,
We’re relying on you,
All eyes are on you Lord,
All eyes are on you, all eyes are on you Jesus.

I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Light a candle y’all lift it higher y’all come on

I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
…man against the whole world and lose your soul
I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Every … now every …
This is my honest plea, Father, won’t you cover me.
Come on

I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, and all those people say
I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna lose, I don’t wanna lose my soul.

Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world,
That fight for our love, and our passion,
As our eyes are open wide and on you.
Grant us the privilege of your world view,
And may your kingdom be what wakes us up and lays us down.

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Don’t wanna lose our soul,
No, don’t wanna lose my soul.

 

Mark 8:34-38 (ESV)
And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

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