Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Care of the Soul
A term used for religion, or that serious attention we ought to pay to our best interests. It imports repentance, faith, devotion, and obedience. "It is considered as the one thing needful: as 1. It is matter of universal concern. 2. Of the highest importance. 3. Includes every thing worthy of our regard." 4. Essential to our peace here. 5. Without it we cannot obtain everlasting life, Luke 10:42 . Jeremiah 6:16 . Hebrews 12:14 .
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Care of the Soul'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/care-of-the-soul.html. 1802.