Spend or Invest?

Are you a spender or a saver?  Do you look for a bargain or ‘always buy the best’?  We seldom consider how our financial choices reflect the kingdom that we most identify with.

Many years ago, Theo Johnson (who was our dentist at the time) was at his monthly professional meeting.  As he and his peers sat chatting over lunch, they began to discuss their various investment portfolios.  One shared that his money was in the stock market, another was invested in a variety of properties, another krugerrands.  Some looked over at Theo, who had remained quiet, pondering their question. “Theo, what are you investing in?”  His answer has had an eternal impact on my life.  Theo responded with just one word–”people”.

So—-one more question:  What will it take for us to transfer from identifying financially with the kingdom of the world—and learn the ways of the Kingdom?

Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways!  You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes.”  Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways!”     ( Haggai 1:5-7)

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