The news media this morning is totally taken up with the spectacular collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers. While driving home this evening I heard one poor lady being interviewed. She had just been told that she had lost her job and she could hardly speak through the tears.
For those of us in full-time employment, our job is a vital part of our life and constitutes much of how we see ourselves. It is one of the first questions we are often asked when we are introduced to someone new, “and what do you do?” As if that tells us everything there is to know about a person!
The Lord Jesus knew that there is so much more to us than just how we earn our living, or how much of a living we earn! He said, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mark 8v36,37).
Losing your job is a massive blow for anyone. Losing your soul is a disaster. Make sure that you take good care of your soul, regardless of what is happening in the economy!