If someone was to offer us a large sum of money to invest, we would find ourselves with many choices to make. The money could be put in full into one account, or it could be divided among more than one. Now, many people would choose the latter option in order to hedge their bets. But, when one option is considered far better than all the others, I can’t help but notice how “spreading out the wealth” takes a backseat to sheer opportunism.
Attractive investment opportunities draw all of our attention and all of our money simply for the possibilities they entail. Like it or not, we all want to capitalize.
“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” – NIV
In the economy of God, one investment is clearly superior to all the others. It is a sure thing. And Jesus calls us to place all of our resources there – time, money, talents – and exclusively. Ever wonder why this is? Because He knows the return it will yield, and He knows that we will not be disappointed. But, as in all areas of life, there is always a small part of us that can’t help but want to diversify. We want to invest in God’s Kingdom, of course, but we also want to invest some in this world.
We must consider our investments well. Whether we put a lot of a little into the temporal, Jesus says it’s a bad deal. The world will end in bankruptcy, and the Kingdom of God will inherit all wealth.
“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.” – Charles Spurgeon