January 25

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 31; Job 42:1-17; Matt. 17:14-18:14

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36, KJV

Alexander the Great was arguably the greatest conqueror in history. He captured many lands and his empire grew larger and larger. Yet at the age of 32 Alexander passed out of time into eternity. Many people today place great emphasis on possessions and material goods rather than on thinking about their soul. Your soul’s salvation is far more important. To be saved is the most important thing in your life, far more important than material prosperity. We do not know what time we have left. May you make the right decision today! —John M. Clegg

Take the world, but give me Jesus, all its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever, through eternal years the same.
—Fanny J. Crosby