That which enriches the soul, is unprofitable to the world. What blesses the soul and gives glory to God, is in opposition to what gives glory to the people of this world. The idolatry of this world must be fought and opposed, in every way possible, by the child of God.
Those who want to wear a crown, cannot despise the Cross. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me,” says Philippians 4:13. Everything that Christ stands for, includes those things which enrich soul.
Does your Christianity cost you anything?
I have learnt, from personal experience, that to engage in anything that enriches the soul, you must first of all, yield to the Spirit of God. There are certain things in the flesh that cannot accompany you when climbing a steep mountain. You will simply fall to the ground. There are some people who will not be able to climb the heights you are climbing because of the weights they carry. To enter great heights and see the fullness of God’s glory, you must make a choice. Joshua 24: 14- 15 puts it this way, “chose this day whom you will serve.” Selah.
The enrichment of your soul
You may have heard of the word, “soul-tied”. Is your soul tied to Christ, or is it tied with a million and one things, or a million and one people? The enrichment of your soul comes from no other place than pursuing and knowing Christ. You need to have a personal relationship with the giver of all riches. Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of food. A person can sell out on God for the enticing riches of this world. All the opulence of this world cannot reimburse you, if you find yourself in the wrong place, when Christ returns.
We need to think about the things that Christ wants. It is called, self-less-ness. It is thinking less of ourselves, and more of Christ. With this in mind, let us lean towards the Spirit, every day. In fact, every hour of the day. Let it shape our thoughts, and all that we seek to do. Let us watch out for those things that lure us away from the nourishment of our soul, “For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”