THE GREATEST INVESTMENT
(Mat 6:20) "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
A lot of people wonder what kind of investment they should make toward their futures. There are so many things you can do to get the most profit from your financial portfolio. You hear all kinds of advertisements and people will tell you this thing or another. But in reality, people are uncertain what to do because the economy is always fluctuating, and it leaves you forever speculating. So, here’s the question . . . “Are you making the best investment you can make for your life and for all of eternity?”
There are three ways you can live your life:
WASTE IT – This is when you take the resources God gives you and you waste your life on your self and you self-centered pursuits. (Luke 15:13) "And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal (wasteful) living.
SPEND IT – This person spends his life for the here and now. It’s all about this life. Make the best money you can and retire comfortably. There’s nothing beyond the grave so store up and guard your securities. (John 6:27) "Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life . . .
INVEST IT – This is the person who knows this life is just temporary. He believes the Lord provides for all his needs. He is financially prudent, but he also sees eternity in full view. He knows he can’t take it with him, but he can send it ahead! He gives of his time, treasure, and talent to the Lord by serving others. He knows his greatest reward is when he stands before the Lord and hears the words he’s been waiting to hear for a long time: (Mat 25:21) . . . 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'
So what kind of investment are you making for your eternal future? You begin by being born again. (John 3:3) Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Then you need to live for the Lord from that point on. That way you’ll be storing up treasures in heaven!
Don’t waste your life. And don’t just spend it. Look beyond this life and invest in the Bank of Heaven. Then you’ll feel like a rich man. You’ll have that million-dollar feeling even if you don’t have a dollar in your pocket. Now that makes sense doesn’t it?
(Phil 1:21) For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.