The Best Investment Ever
In recent years the following publically traded companies, LinkedIn, Workday, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, Twitter and Splunk have a combined fiscal loss of 1.7 billion dollars. Yet, investors continue to buy their stock. The rational is someday they will return huge dividends. I remember being belittled because my detractor said I was foolish to be trusting that Jesus would someday return and fulfill a host of promises. Need I point out the obvious?
In Psalm 145:3 we read, “Put not your trust in princes.” Let’s exchange the word “princes” with “corporate executives.” It you have any kind of IRA or retirement account you along with millions of others do exactly that. Your savings are invested in a host of companies run by individuals you will never know or even see. Let’s face it. We live by faith in other people. We hope they make wise decisions with our futures. So, is it not more sensible to also put our faith in One who never errs, never breaks a promise and never misappropriates our inheritance?
While it is wise to plan for a temporary future here with careful investments, it is so much wiser to “Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: . .” That was told to us by a very wise man. His name is Jesus. So what treasure do we send to heaven? He doesn’t need our cash. He wants our love. And how do we send Him our love?
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”