bible based christian daily devotional

Categories

Worthy Devotions - Bible Based Christian Daily Devotional

Investing 101

Thursday, January 24, 2008 (6:38 am)

Matthew 6:19-21 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Ever heard of "shorting the dollar"? I have to admit, don't know a whole lot about financial investing, but I do know that there are people who invest in other currencies, hoping the dollar will continue to decrease in order to increase their own wealth.

"Well, that's not very nice," you might be saying. But there may be a lesson to be learned from them. What these people are actually doing is looking at a bigger picture. They examine the way the dollar is functioning in the global economy and then make an educated investment. These guys recently made billions.

Unfortunately, speaking of "shorting," we kinda got the short end of the stick as far as the dollar is concerned. The exchange rate in Israel has really hurt Israeli-based ministries this year. We once received 4.74 shekels per dollar — and now we're only getting 3.77 shekels on the same dollar — so keep us in your prayers!

But here's my point. We too, need to be looking at the big picture and become wise investors today — but not just in earthly opportunities. Yes, we need to be wiser stewards of the finances God has entrusted to us. Perhaps God is calling us to be a Joseph, storing up goods to help others in future hardships. That is our heart's desire here in the Land. But most importantly, we need to step up as believers and realize how the investments we now make in prayer and sharing the Gospel transform into eternal investments — with a guaranteed rate of return that will exceed our wildest imagination!

Let's not settle for small-time investments — let's get serious about investing in the Kingdom of God! There's so much work to be done!

Facebook comments:

comments

Copyright 1999-2014 Worthy Devotions. All rights reserved.

One Response to “Investing 101”

  1. Titom tamwoy Says:

    Thanks for these teaching I'm blessed
    Ps Titom

Leave a Reply




Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
Your email address:
First Name:
Last Name:
Enter security code:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 5/25/2015
Worthy Brief - 5/22/2015
Worthy Brief - 5/21/2015
Worthy Brief - 5/20/2015
Worthy Brief - 5/19/2015
  • Most Popular Posts


  • World News
    Ireland Backs Gay Marriage in Landslide Vote
    Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander Says
    U.S. Forces 'Closely Monitoring' Iranian Warships Near Yemen
    ISIS Now Controls 50 Percent of Syria
    Thousands from Around the World Join ISIS
    Iran's Supreme Leader Rejects Foreign Access to Military Sites, Scientists
    Report: Saudis may purchase Pakistani atomic bomb
    Israel News
    US Rejects Nuclear Disarmament Document Over Israel Concerns
    Iran: If Israel attacks, Hezbollah will 'destroy Tel Aviv'
    US to Sell IDF Bunker Bombs
    UN to explore new Mideast Israel-PA Peace
    Netanyahu: Jerusalem has and always will be the only capital of the Jewish people
    Pope Francis Meets with Abbas, Calls Him 'An Angel of Peace'
    PLO: We will not resume negotiations until a deadline for end of Israeli 'occupation' is set
    U.S. News
    FBI used Patriot Act to obtain 'large collections' of Americans' data, DoJ finds
    Obama's trade bill narrowly clears a key Senate hurdle
    Rand Paul Commandeers Senate to Protest Patriot Act
    Senate Urges Obama to Free Pastor Imprisoned in Iran
    ISIS War Front on American Soil?
    Bird flu could cost nearly $1 billion in Minnesota and Iowa
    Air Force general who spoke of God in talk should be court-martialed, group says
    Christian News
    India: Hindus Attack Three Churches
    Nigeria: Muslim Herdsmen Have Murdered 70 Christians Last Month
    Sudan: South Sudanese Church Leaders Jailed
    Tanzania: Gov't harasses local church leadership
    Russia: Court Sentences Pastor Five Days
    Egypt: Christian Convicted of Blasphemy
    Iran Threatens Imprisoned Pastor
    Great Reading Material
    Add our Daily Christian Devotion
    You can add our daily Christian devotional to your sites for FREE!

    You can get more information, please go to Worthy Webmaster.
    Link to our Daily Christian Devotional
    Help others find Worthy Christian Devotions! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian Devotions on your web page:

    <a href="http://www.worthydevotions.com" title="Christian Devotions">Daily Christian Devotionals - Worthy Devotions</a>



    Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian Devotional – Daily Devotion » Investing 101