As a former business studies student, the idea of investing in something (i.e. a new venture, shares, partnership, etc.) appeals to me. Or I should say, investing with a guaranteed prosperous return. No one wants to lose when they put in. No one wants to waste their time, energy, and money (life savings), on investments that never pay out.
But what if there is an investment, that is guaranteed to create a return that will be a million times more than what was put in?
A deal like that can not possibly be fashioned up by mere humans, but rather it takes a powerful and almighty God to make an offer of such proportions.
God wants us to invest in Him. To wisely spend our time, energy, and faithfulness, in seeking Him diligently.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
2 Chronicles 31:20-21
And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
This investment requires a dedication that only gets stronger with every day. With Him, the “dollar” never weakens, it never dips, and will never lose value. There’s no risk of the bank going belly-up, and you can be assured that your investment is in the safest hands ever possible.
However, your desire to seek God first, needs to immeasurably outweigh your need to seek a reward. Meeting God is the ultimate prize, and everything else falls afterwards.
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision saying, “Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward.”
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in Heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Dedicating your life to seeking Him, is the most worthy investment that could ever exist.
So sign me up!