What Shall It Profit

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What Shall It Profit Answers

1. This song is Scriptural for these reasons:

  • Not all of earth’s gold and silver can make a sinner whole (Psalms 49:6-8, Psalms 52:1-7, and I Peter 1:18-19).
  • It is right to question the profit of wealth if such causes one to lose his or her soul (Matthew 16:24-27).
  • It is right to consider the loss of one’s soul even if he or she shall gain the whole world (Luke 9:24-25).
  • Many people have the goal in life of heaping up of riches (Psalms 39:6, Ephesians 5:5, I Timothy 6:6-10, James 5:1-3, Jude 11, and Revelation 3:17-19).
  • In the rush for wealth, the soul is forgotten (Luke 12:15-21 and Luke 16:19-31).
  • People should seriously question if worldly gain is the goal (Matthew 19:16-24)?
  • Earthly riches are fleeting (Proverbs 23:5 and Proverbs 27:24).
  • Riches cannot be compared to the value of the soul (Ecclesiastes 5:13-16, Matthew 6:19-21, and I Timothy 6:17-19).
  • “There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches” (Proverbs 13:7).

2. This song is not Scriptural for these reasons:
See # 1