Dollars & Sense
Salt & Light Volume III, Issue 4 by D. Scott Prindle
"... and Jesus said to them, 'Do business till I come'." (Luke 19:13)
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 $400,000 in less than seven years. That's a eighty fold return.
In addition, souls have been saved and lives have been changed.
Jesus wants His followers to have the right focus while waiting expectantly for His return, so He shares this parable in Luke 19.
This story clearly communicates that we are to "do business till He comes". Our focus is to be on investing what we have been given so the Lord can multiply it.
Do not fear
Nowhere is there an instruction to spend time figuring out when He might return or focus on "signs" that every generation has fixated on.
You are to be about your business... for the Kingdom's sake. Are you investing your energy, time and money in ways that it is multipling? 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 Jesus. 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. Figure out how to make the best of them, especially in your attitude. It's the deal maker or breaker.
- Finally, 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.
Do not fear risking failure, fear failing to risk.
Take what has been given to you, invest it and let God multiply it.
Love Never Fails,
Scott & Laurie Prindle
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