But what is a soul! The Bible makes it clear that the soul is different from the spirit. There is a dividing asunder (demarcation) between the spirit and the soul of a man.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of SOUL and SPIRIT…..
(Hebrews 4:12).
So what exactly is the soul of a man? There are no clear definitions of the soul in the Bible. What we have are descriptions of the activities of soul. These help us to define what the soul of man is.
* The soul can be joyful and can rejoice (Psalm 35:9).
* The soul can magnify and bless the Lord (Psalm 103:2).
* The soul can be downcast (Psalm 42:5).
* The soul can be grieved (Judges 10:16).
* The soul can be discouraged (Numbers 21:4).
These are just a few of the emotions that the soul expresses. We can therefore conclude that the soul is a part of man that experience thought and emotions.
You will realize that the soul of the rich man in Luke 16 was alive in Hell. The rich man had thoughts, feelings and emotions even though he was dead and in Hell. That is why he could remember Lazarus like a messager, to proceed all the way from Heaven to Hell to serve him some water.
The rich man remembered his five brothers and pleaded with Father Abraham to prevent them from joining him in Hell. He pitied anyone who would ever go to Hell. Unfortunately, the soul of the rich man had perished in the lake of fire and he could remember, think and feel as though he was on earth. It is the soul that goes to Hell. Your spirit and your soul will suffer in Hell if you are not born again!
Listen to what Jesus said about the soul:
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and LOSE HIS OWN SOUL?
(Mark 8:36).
Never forget this reality. You are a SPIRIT (the innerman). You have a SOUL (feelings, thoughts and emotions). You live in a BODY (the house of flesh). When you know who and what you are, you will live your life in the right way and with the right attitude.


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