Luke 12: 33-34
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Our world view of investing involves many facets of our day to day lives. The driving force is behind investing in our future. This determines the comfort in which we may live when our life slows down and our end draws near. We spend time investing in our jobs, our status, our knowledge, our accomplishments to secure a spot in the hierarchy. Unfortunately, this only fulfills a want and never a need.
Not only do we monetarily focus on our future, but we also hyper focus on our self image, our memories, our schedules, our feelings, and our possessions. These all lead us to earthly slavery. Slaves to an unending trail of bread crumbs to a deep pit of despair.
As Christians our worship of God becomes muddled as we grasp onto our ties to this theory. Worshiping idols alongside our savior.
Luke 16: 13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
The one and only investment that pays with dividends is our savior. We are called to invest in Him and invest in His people. Why people?
Philippians 2: 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
As we develop our faith in Christ, we need to know that our purpose here is not to maintain a comfortable existence. Our purpose is to keep God’s people from falling into the wrong hands. We need to bring all to Christ with a humble heart and forgiving way.
As we reconsider our investments, we need to remember that our loved ones, our friends, our neighbors, and those we yet to know are all His people. The love for them is insurmountable. His sheep are not to go astray.
Luke 15: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
When I am loosing sight of my purpose, I hang onto His words. I know that I am one of His sheep. He isn’t leaving me and I too should gently direct others to Him.
As we strive to get through the gates of heaven and invest in growing His kingdom, we will be greeted with opens arms knowing that our lives helped save. Each life precious and important. We should leave no one behind.
I can only pray that my life can bare witness to His unstoppable love that engulfs and transforms. A love that will fill every need and create a greater want to knowing Him.
Psalm 63: 1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.