The word “investment” makes most of us think of money. Common thoughts and questions are how to invest your money and where to invest.
But the Bible speaks of investment in an entirely different way. Good stewardship of your money is essential, but I am talking about investing your life, time, and resources in lasting things, not things that will pass away.
Why invest in eternal things? Because we may pass from this Earth through death, but eventually, we’ll be back to live on the restored Earth.
Look at what Matthew 6:19-21 tells us,
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven., where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasures is, there your heart will be also…. Verse 33, But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
This Scripture and many others should help you recognize that God created us for eternity.
Do your days have eternal implications?
Hear me when I say nothing is wrong with success. But do you have an eternal perspective of success? The question that might be helpful for all of us is, do I need to move from a temporal view to an eternal view of life? And then, how can I live today with motives and ambitions that invest in eternity, honoring the Lord?
Christ is not simply preparing a place for us in Heaven; he is preparing us for Heaven and preparing us to live on the New Earth.
It’s never too late to start investing in what matters to the Lord. What temporal energy leak can you stop and use that resource for eternity purposes?
“Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on Earth, not in heaven. Each day brings us closer to death. If your treasures are on Earth, that means each day brings you closer to losing your treasures.” Randy Alcorn
“A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.” C.S. Lewis