We lose when we can't answer this question!
Martin Luther was right. He orchestrated (among many other contributers) The Reformation. The Christian church and the Bible was liberated from Romish deceits, cleverly created to mask greed and multiply control.
Canvas one person or one thousand people and ask what is important to God, you will receive mostly guesses or blank stares. We lose when we can't answer this question.
We each live as if no-one is greater than ourself. We believe we own today and too readily neglect tomorrow.
Popularity, wealth, health, indulgence and loving relationships will likely be predominant to a common man's mind.
It is of no surprise that God would think counter to fallen men. He reverses what is of value to our eyes when we look through His.
... what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. (Luke 16:15) He who is devoted to The God will think likewise.
Martin Luther had only two days on his calendar - TODAY and THAT DAY!
God donates His saving grace to each of us for around seventy years above the green terra firma, this term is to complete our eternal homework. It is now a man chooses whether he seeks to walk with Jesus forever.
The Last Word:
The apostle Paul pleads with the Corinthians to not receive the grace of God in vain. (2 Corinthians 6:1)