Sunday, April 6, 2014

Diversify

O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it mightbe well with them, and with their children for ever! Deuteronomy 5:29

Diversify—that’s the key word for those who are trying to get us to invest our money for the future. Don’t leave all your money in a savings account with little interest. Just keep enough in savings for emergency funds. Put a little in risky stocks, some more in medium risk and some in low risk. Put some in gold. Invest overseas. How much money do they think we have? All of this is suppose to produce big yields and make us comfortable when we reach retirement. As Grandpa would say, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” It may be true in other areas of our lives as well.

How do we diversify our spiritual lives so we get the biggest return in eternity? Do we invest all our spiritual time in an hour or two at church once a week? Do we send our children to Sunday School and think we have done our religious duty by our children? Is the Bible in view on our coffee tables all week gathering dust until next Sunday? There are six other days to invest our time and efforts into the dividends of eternity. How can we start? When Adam and Eve sinned they lost the most important part of their spiritual lives; fellowship with God. They had to confess their sin to God and let God cloth them in the skin of an innocent animal before that fellowship could be restored. All the spiritual diversity is futile if we first have not been clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ through the forgiveness of our sins.  Then, we can start with family alter every night. It WILL take EFFORT. It takes effort to save money too, you know. What about personal prayer time? We can have a personal devotion time. We can memorize verses. We may not be rich in man’s eyes but we can be rich in God’s eyes. Having eternal riches is also an inheritance that will last for generations. Diversify your spiritual life—it will be the best investment you ever made.

Won’t you let us know how you are diversifying your spiritual investments with a comment?
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