Mark 8:36 (King James Version)
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
One of the biggest challenges facing Christians today is that we latch on to our worldly possessions. This has always been a problem but as more people push away from Christianity and focus on our own survival and the accumulation of wealth, it has become more alarming. This world is not our kingdom. It is a testing ground. While I do not like to use metaphors when talking about Bible verses, it’s fitting to say that this life is like sports practice before the game. We are focused so much on having fun and living well in practice that many will not be allowed to take the field for the next life and will face the second death.