If I asked you to name instances in Scripture where someone had made a bad bargain, I’m sure you could.
I’m sure ESAU would get a mention. Esau made a bad bargain when he sold his birthright.
Then what about JUDAS? Surely he made a bad bargain in selling his Lord for 30 pieces of silver!
Ananias and Saphira certainly made a bad bargain when they lied to the Holy Spirit about the land they had sold.
We would agree that each of these people made a bad bargain, and I’m sure you could name many others, but there is one which stands out as being the worst bargain of all time.
Jesus spoke of the worst bargain, which is made by many people today.
Jesus posed the question:
What shall it profit a man
if he GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD
and LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?
Surely THAT would have to be the WORST bargain of all.
He who provides for this life
but makes no provision for eternity
is wise for a moment but a fool forever!
CAN YOU THINK OF A WORSE BARGAIN?