For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. Matthew 25:29
Investment is something the world understands. It is taking what little one has and using it in a way that will cause it to increase. The world often likes to invest for personal and selfish reasons. Most want to be very wealthy in themselves and for themselves.
The investment that the world does is physical and temporary gain. None of it will last for eternity. When one dies, all invested will go to another person.
Jesus gave a parable about three men given some talents to invest. Two made more and was given more. The third made nothing and lost what he had.
When Jesus saves a person from his sins, it is not just for personal use only that the person is saved. Each person is saved to go out and bring others to a saving knowledge of Jesus. It is keeping eternity in mind.
Everything that a person is allowed to have, both physical and spiritual, is to be used to build God’s kingdom. All the skills and things a person has is to be invested into spreading the gospel message, not just for temporary, personal pleasures.
In the end God will judge each person for what He has given them. God will look to see if each person had invested what he had into His kingdom or not. Those who had invested it correctly will be given more. Those who refused to invest it and hoarded it, will lose what they had been given, both physically and spiritually.
It is critical that every believer uses everything he has for God’s glory and to build His kingdom. It is about investing in others and God.
God has blessed you with different things and skills. Each of these things are unique just for your use in God’s kingdom. Do not hold onto these things for your own personal pleasure, they will fade away and become worthless over time. If you do not use them to build God’s kingdom, in the end you will lose everything, including your life.
Instead of losing everything, invest it all and God will reward you with much more. This is doing what God desires with what you have to spread His gospel message for all the world to hear.
Today I pray that you will know what God has given you; that God will reveal to you how to invest what you have for eternal purposes; that you will trust God for what you need; and that you will see God’s blessings and provision as you invest into His kingdom.