"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both the soul and body in hell."NIV
"And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."KJV
It's common knowledge that our human bodies are temporary and have limited time on this earth. On the other hand, our souls are eternal and will carry on throughout eternity. Our bodies are truly insignificant when compared to our souls. Death of our human bodies merely means we are separated from this world, no longer existing here in our bodies. More importantly, the death of our souls means we are eternally separated from God. How much more should we fear God, who is able to destroy our souls than men who can only destroy our bodies?
Heavenly Father, help us to have our priorities straight. Keep us focused on the things that really matter, those things that are eternal. Help us to maintain reverence for Your almighty power and grace, in Jesus' name we pray, Amen.