Certainly one of Christ's most famous rhetorical questions--and for good reason--LUKE 9:25 cuts to the heart no matter how you read it. Often, I've heard this question exposited as an explicit statement regarding the afterlife, but that's only one side of the coin.
The other side relates to the here and now, to the moment we are presently in and how that moment relates to this journey we call "our lives." Think of it: how might you enhance your "self" today?
Will getting a bigger house or salary or retirement package make you bigger? Obviously not. Well would more kids or more subscribers or more acreage do the trick? Again, no!
You or I can put on a thick winter coat and a top-hat to make us appear taller, but that won't add one inch to our physical body, will it?
Just the same, we can acquire all the external things we want from the world--even the entire world itself--and never grow a sing inch internally.
Friends, When all accounts are settled, and when the data is in at the end of the day, don't you want good profit-margins across the board?
If so, invest everything in your walk with Christ Jesus. You can't lose!
TODAY: Walk totally invested in Jesus!
SONG: I Can't Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand
(Worship In Spirit and Truth)