Forbes listed Elizabeth Holmes as #1 on their list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women last year with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Last week, Forbes lowered their estimate of her net worth to nothing. That was a quick turnaround! But in reality, those dollars aren’t what ultimately matters. What’s most valuable is her soul. All the wealth and power a person could possibly gain doesn’t even compare to the value of their soul. A human soul exists for eternity, and Jesus said, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Mark 8:36). God puts the ultimate value on a soul; so much, that He sent His Son to earth to redeem our souls from the penalty of sin with his blood. Jesus carried our sins to the cross, died, was buried, and rose again on the third day—all because of His great love for us. The Bible says, “knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold … but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19). Did you know that you had such an incredibly valuable net worth?.
FORBES.COM|BY MATTHEW HERPER