"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21
What if I could give you a sure investment opportunity that could not lose? Would you be interested? There is no danger of loss, crash or bankruptcy. No thieves can steal it and no rust can corrode it. Sound too good to be true? It is too good and too true.
With the help of the passage above I'm sure you've figured out what I'm referring to...heavenly rewards. When we make an eternal investment by advancing God's kingdom agenda with our time, talent and treasure it has a compound interest beyond anything we could ever imagine.
As a matter of fact there is a GUARANTEE of 10,000% yield when we invest in the eternal. That's right, TEN THOUSAND PERCENT!!! Jesus himself, backed by the infinite resources of The Bank of Heaven, said in Matthew 19:28,29, "Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life."
Believer don't be nervous about crashing your stock portfolio here on earth. Okay, maybe be a little bit nervous. But be assured you have another investment growing in heaven. If anything let this crash remind you of which investment matters most. 1 Peter 1:3-6 reinforces this important truth, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by Godâ€™s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials."
If you are not yet a believer in Jesus may the downturn we are experiencing as a nation remind you that there is a glorious reality beyond this one that can be yours. Jesus died to make it yours. All you must do is trust in him to save you from your sins and you receive the free gift of eternal life. Then you can begin to build your heavenly investment portfolio by serving him with your life, faith and finances.
Now that's a sure bet!