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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!

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