Send It Ahead

August 11, 2008

“For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. “ – 1 Timothy 6:7

I’ve never seen a moving van follow a hearse. While you can’t take your wealth with you, I am happy to tell you that you can send it ahead! Now before you get too excited about signing up for this heavenly bank account, let me explain what it means to “send it ahead.” You do this by investing in kingdom business, such as a Christ-centered ministry. You can “send it ahead” by giving to a Christ-centered ministry that is reaching people for salvation in Jesus Christ. You can “send it ahead” by financing the missionaries who help save the very souls you will someday meet in heaven. As an added bonus for making this investment, you get some immediate earthly rewards when you get to see lives saved and transformed. And you get to see your reward in the changed lives of those you’ll be sharing eternity with.

God’s Word talks about investing in evangelical Christian ministries; it also talks about sharing your wealth with people in need—giving to the poor and sharing with friends and others that come into hard times.

I hope you will share out of the abundance of your life because doing so is to use your wealth in a way that is pleasing to God. This is so much more rewarding than leaving all your wealth behind.