The Best Investment
By Greg Laurie
“So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come’”
I find it interesting that the Bible doesn’t say anything about collecting gold, food, water, or weapons while we wait for Christ’s return. But the Bible does mention very specific things that
we as Christians ought to be engaged in while we’re looking for Him to come back.
In Luke 19, Jesus told a parable, a story, to illustrate this. A wealthy man who was taking a long trip called 10 of his servants together
and gave each of them a sum of money. And to each one he said, “Do business till I come” (verse 13 NKJV).
Our Lord has ascended to Heaven, and what did He entrust to every one of us? We have our lives, of course.
We also have our resources and our time. But Jesus gave His followers something else as well. He gave us a commission. And that commission is to “go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone” (Mark 16:15 NLT).
The apostle Paul described it as “the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust” (1 Timothy 1:11 NKJV). Again in 1 Thessalonians 2, Paul mentions how he has been “entrusted with the gospel”
(verse 4 NKJV).
As followers of Jesus Christ, we have received a sacred trust, a commission. Our Lord has told us to do business until He comes. That means we want to invest our lives, our time, and our resources in the work
One day when we leave planet Earth, we’ll leave everything behind. But what we’ve invested for the glory of God will be waiting for us as an eternal reward.
You can’t take
it with you, but you can send it on ahead.
And when we invest in God’s kingdom, that is exactly what we’re doing.