I enjoy fixing and making things, and one day one of my wrenches turned up missing.  Well, I have several, but nobody likes to lose something, so I went to looking for it.  And it became my focus to find that wrench.  Now keep in mind I have several, so it wasn’t like losing it would be a major catastrophe in my life. But the more I looked, the more important finding that wrench became to me.  After a couple hours of diligent searching, you would have thought it was made of the purest gold and covered with the finest diamonds. And I was going to find that wrench, even if it meant moving everything out of my garage one piece at a time.

It reminded me of a Bible verse that says in Jeremiah 29:13,  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And boy, was I ever seeking!  But that verse isn’t talking about seeking wrenches, it’s talking about seeking God, like you’re seeking for precious treasure and you won’t quit until you’ve found the mother lode.

Now let’s suppose you are an investor, and of course you want to do very well with your investment.   A WISE investor will spread his portfolio to invest in several things, that way if one of them fails he will not lose his entire investment.  But a foolish investor will put all their eggs in one basket, so to speak, and if that investment doesn’t pan out, they are bankrupt.  Now, what do you have to invest?  The only thing you REALLY have is your soul.  One soul; not several of them, so you only have one chance to “hit the big one”, or else you will go broke.  So…..logic would say “spread your investment”, right? Don’t invest all your soul in one thing.

So you put a little of your soul in the world system, a little of your soul in doing what pleases you, and a little of your soul in God, just to be safe.  That seems to be the wisest move, right?  Remember  now, you only have ONE soul to invest, you have to be real careful here…..the problem is, you cannot invest only “part” of your soul: it’s all or nothing.  You can’t send part of your soul to heaven, and part of your soul to hell, although the way people live you would think that’s the case.  What did Jesus say about all this?

Mat 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mat 6:25  Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Mat 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Mat 6:27  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Mat 6:29  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Mat 6:31  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Now to a wise investor, that part of “seek ye first the kingdom of God” just doesn’t make good business sense; what if God doesn’t make good on His promise?  Then you’ve put all your eggs in one basket and lost it all.  BUT to that I say, what if God IS good for His Word and you DIDN’T invest it all in Him?  Then you’ve lost for sure!  The atheist would say, I don’t believe in God, or in heaven or hell. To that I would say, Be wise: invest your soul in God, and if there is no God or heaven or hell, then you’re just dead and have lost nothing. But if you’re wrong and God DOES exist, and you are not fully invested in Him, you have lost ALL. You need to carefully consider that if you are not quite sure you’re ready to seek God with all your heart.

God promises you WILL find Him when you seek Him with all your heart.  He doesn’t say you will find Him if you only seek halfheartedly.  But I’ll tell you what you WILL find: you will find frustration, disappointment, and in the end anger at yourself for not investing wisely.

Yes, in the end I found my wrench because I wouldn’t give up till I had it safely in my hand.  Your soul is in your hand right now, but it’s really easy to lose it if you put it in the wrong place like I did my wrench.  Then when I really needed it, it wasn’t where it belonged and it caused me no end of frustration, thinking it was lost forever.  I was so happy to find my lost wrench, just like God is so happy when one of His lost souls is found.

Your soul is the most valuable thing you will ever have, and like I said, you only have ONE to invest. Don’t listen to the world: your soul is far too important to gamble with.  There is only ONE way to the heavenly Father, and that is through Christ Jesus of Nazareth.

One day the LORD asked me, Jerry, if something turns out I can’t save you, do you have a backup plan for salvation? I said, What do you mean, LORD? He said, Do you have extra saviors in case Jesus fails, like Krishna, or Muhammed, or Buddha? I said, No, LORD, if Jesus doesn’t save me, then I’m lost, for there is no salvation in any other name. He said, Then you have chosen wisely.

How about you?  Where is YOUR soul invested?