Faith is Risky
Salt & Light Volume V, Issue 3 by D Scott Prindle
"... and Jesus said to them, 'Do business till I come'." (Luke 19:13)
Start With Opportunity
Jesus wants His followers to have the right focus while waiting expectantly for His return, so He shares a parable in Luke 19 about taking risk.
This story clearly communicates that we are to "do business till He comes". Our focus is to be on risking what we have been given so the Lord can multiply it.
Nowhere in the parable is there an instruction to focus on "end-time signs" that every generation fixates on.
Do not fear
Laurie and I had no cash and not enough income to live on. But we had good credit. We used what we had, borrowed $5000 and invested in a business.
So far it has returned close to half a million dollars in less than nine years. That's an eighty fold return. In addition, souls have been saved and lives have been changed.
You are to be about your Father's business... for the Kingdom's sake.
- Are you investing your energy, time and money in ways that are multiplying?
- Is your transformed life resulting in other transformed lives?
Jesus taught three things through this story to help you be faithful with what you have been given.
- Don't worry about others... even those who hate you. You are not their judge. In fact, leave room for compassion. You never know how they fit into God's plan, but you can be sure they do... for good.
- Don't worry about your circumstances... even when hard pressed. Figure out how to make the best of them, especially in your attitude. It's the deal maker or breaker.
- Don't worry about failing... In this parable no one who took risks to invest ever lost. They all gained. Only those who failed to invest lost what they were given.
Do not fear risking failure, fear failing to risk.
Take what has been given to you, risk it and let God multiply it.
Love Never Fails,
Scott & Laurie Prindle
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