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Home arrow Articles arrow At What Price?
At What Price?

Scripture is clear that if I gain the whole world and lose my soul I have sold myself terribly short; the question that this engenders is “What is my employee’s or business associate’s soul worth?”  Does the same equation apply and if so what are the implications for me as a Christian business owner?

To arrive at the worth of a company we could use any of three methods or a combination thereof.  Firstly it could be a multiple of profits, or a variable of sales or lastly the stated balance sheet value.  Are there similar options available when valuing my neighbour’s soul?

I believe the Bible gives us two clear indices – firstly God’s estimation of a soul’s value and secondly the worth I should put on my soul.  Paul writing to the Corinthians reminds them that they were bought with a price, and Peter writes that we were purchased not with corruptible assets but with the precious blood of Christ.  That is the inestimable worth that God puts on our souls, that He sent His only Son to pay the price.

Secondly to return to the opening statement, God considers us fools if we trade the world for our souls, confirming that all the wealth of the world does not equal the value of one soul.  So far I think everyone would be in agreement; where I find disagreement is in the practical application of this value.  If God values a soul to the extent of giving His Son and I am commanded to value my soul more than the entire world’s wealth then logically that must apply to my brother’s soul too and I must ask myself, “What does it profit me if I gain the whole world and lose his soul in the process?”

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Pastor, Rev. Dr. Cecil Clements 

 

 
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