How Much Is A Soul Worth?

Some time ago, I was selling my home. Two realtors came by to show it and then they both left. One realtor called me back and said, “Bill. I have a full price offer on your house, and it’s for the terms we discussed. Will you take it?” I said, “Yes, I’ll take the offer.”

Five minutes later, the other realtor called and said, “Bill. I have an offer on your house. It’s all cash, and it’s $10,000 more than your full price. Will you take it?” As tempting as it was I replied, “No, I can’t.” She asked, “Why not?” I said, “Well, I just told the other realtor that I would accept her offer.” She said “But you haven’t signed that offer yet.” I said, “I know, but I’ve given my word, and my word means more to me than the 10,000.” Needless to say she was surprised.

Fast forward to fifteen years later. I walk into a restaurant and this lady jumps out of her seat and says, “You’re Bill Wiese!” She went on to say, “I’m the realtor you turned down the home offer with.” She said, “I just want you to know that I was not a Christian then. But I went out that very night with a friend of mine who was a Christian. We were talking about Christians, and she said that Christians have character and they keep their word.” She went on to say, “I thought about you, and thought, here’s a guy that turned down $10,000 to keep his word.” She said, “I accepted the Lord that very night, and I’ve been serving God all these fifteen years. I just want to thank you.” Praise the Lord!

Who would ever think that $10,000 would have something to do with someone getting saved? But see, one of our witnesses is our life example. People notice how we live as Christians, and that’s something we have to pay attention to the most. As Charles Fulton said, “90% of (our witness) is through our life example.” Do we show up on time for work? Do we keep our word? Do we work with excellence? Do we show love to people that are ugly to us? Are we quick to forgive people? Those are the things that the world watches.

Read these verses:

Psalms 15:4-5 says, “He that swears to his own hurt shall never be moved.”

I gave my word. God will make sure you’re never moved. You’re on solid ground with the Word of God,

Psalms 49:8-9 (Living Bible paraphrase translation) says, “For a soul is far too precious to be ransomed by mere earthly wealth. There is not enough of it in all the earth to buy eternal life for just one soul to keep it out of hell.”

Just one soul. That’s how precious a person is to God.

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By Bill Wiese, author of 
23 Minutes in Hell