Matthew 16:26 (NLT)
26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

As Jesus speaks to His disciples he asks the questions in verse 26 What if you gain the world, but in the process of trying to do so you lose your soul. The second question emphasizes the point, what in the world is worth more than your eternal soul? When death comes worldly goods are lost, but the soul remains.

How much is your soul worth to you? In the movie Bedazzled, Brendan Fraser signs a contract with the devil to receive 7 wishes in an attempt to win over the girl of his dreams. Elizabeth Hurley plays the devil who grants the wishes in very mischievous ways. Brenden soon learns each fantasy comes with the devils own little twist that leaves the fantasy less desirable than originally thought. Every wish he gets fulfilled has massive disadvantages as well, and soon Elliot wants to get out of the contract. The only thing that matters to him now is being able to take his life back and his chances by himself. In a way we are a lot like the character Brendan played. We obtain a desire for something and want to seek it at all cost, even if that cost means disaster to our life. He was willing to lose his soul for the price of his desire, but as he learned the devils plan was not right for him. Pray God would lead you to seek that which benefits your soul for it is a highly prized possession. Ask yourself as Jesus asked the disciples, “Is anything worth more than your soul?”