Bad investments. Most of us have made purchasing decisions or uses of our money that have turned out to be bad choices. They turn into bad investments over time. BJ examines the concept of a spiritual investment as it relates to what Jesus has done for us and asks the question: “are you a good investment?”
What was the last thing that you put your money into? Was it a car or a home? The prudent person pours time and effort into understanding where we place our money. We are all seeking a return on investment (ROI).
Our spiritual lives are not that different. The analogy is that we are God’s spiritual investment. In the same way, God seeks a spiritual return.
Whose Spiritual Investment Are You?
Many people say things such as “this is my life and I will live it how I want to.” While that statement is certainly philosophically true, it is not the same pattern put forth by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
God redeems us and brings us back provided we honor Christ as our Lord. However, not with things of this earth. God invested something so much greater as Peter describes:
17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.1 Peter 1:17-19
God Invested His Greatest Gift
God did not invest earthly things into us. Instead, He invested the biggest thing He could have, the blood of His son. So now I must ask myself, “am I a good spiritual investment?” What kind of return am I giving back to God? Did He shed His blood on your account for no reason?
Or, do you see that He gave you all? In return, saying “God because you’ve given me everything, I want to give you everything.” I want to be a good investment. I hope you do too.
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