Sunday, January 20, 2019

Deal or No Deal?

The popular TV show “Deal or No Deal” is back on the air. The game is played with 26 numbered suitcases containing from one cent to $1 million. The contestant doesn’t know which case has the million dollars. The player chooses to eliminate cases one at a time. Each case is immediately opened to reveal the amount inside. 

The banker then offers the player a guaranteed amount of money to quit playing. If the offer is refused, the player keeps choosing suitcases to possibly win more money or lose it all.

A woman on one episode had eliminated all but two suitcases. One case contained $1 million while the other only had $5,000. She was offered a deal of $530,000 if she would quit playing. She could take home over a half million dollars, or she could turn down the deal and take a 50/50 chance at winning $1 million. No one in their right mind would turn down the deal.

The audience yelled for her to go for the million. A family member begged her to take the guaranteed $530,000. She refused the offer and yelled, "No deal! I know that I'm going to win the million dollars!" They opened the suitcase she had picked. It only contained $5,000. She made the wrong choice and forfeited $530,000!

Everyone is playing Deal or No Deal with their souls. Jesus said, "For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Mark 8:36-37). Like the woman choosing between the two suitcases, you must choose between two eternal destinies—heaven or hell.

Jesus died for your sins and is offering you a guaranteed deal—eternal life. If you will give your life to Him, He will rescue your soul for all eternity. Or, you ignore His offer and take your chances. Which will it be? Deal or No Deal? 
Click here to find out how to make the right deal with your soul.

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