Most of us realize that knowledge is the key to proper saving and investing of our assets. It is certainly on the minds of many of us, including the media. There are news channels that, all day long, focus solely on the market. There are internet sites, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts that deal exclusively with money and investments.
So, what is the right starting point on investing? God’s Word tells us our starting point should be eternity. If all of our focus is on earthly investing, that knowledge we have is mighty shortsighted. Eternity is a lot longer than anything in this life.
Jesus tells us that when we invest in eternal treasure, we never lose it. It has returns that last forever. We should begin with investments in eternity even before we focus on investments for college, retirement, or in whatever else we’re investing. This takes faith, but it proves to God where our hearts are – whether with Him or with our money.
Many men who see themselves as strong are absolutely gutless in this area. It takes a strong man to have this kind of faith. True wisdom in investing begins with the long-term view of eternity.