Daily Hope with Rick Warren

Invest Your Money in Getting People to Heaven

We all have an exchange date. One day there’s going to be an exchange day on your life. It’s the day you stop living here on Earth. We know it’s coming. And only a fool would go through life unprepared for something they know is inevitable. For all of us, the mortality rate is 100 percent.

In light of eternity, the wealth that you leave here on Earth is going to be worthless. But what you have now can count in eternity if you begin converting it to the economy of eternity. That’s called storing up treasure in Heaven.

Matthew 6:19–20-”Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy, and where thieves do not break in nor steal”

How do you do you store up treasure in heaven?

The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:17–19: “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give happily to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. By doing this they will be storing up real treasure for themselves in heaven — it is the only safe investment for eternity! And they will be living a fruitful Christian life down here as well” (TLB).

Which bank are you storing up in — the Bank of Earth or the Bank of Eternity? You cannot take your wealth with you when you die BUT you can send it on ahead by investing your wealth in people who are going there.

The best strategy of investment is to take some of your money and use it to support ventures, initiatives and activities that teach people about God and prepare them to get into Heaven so that when you get there the people that your money helped to teach them about God and get them ready for heaven will welcome you and say, “Thank you for helping me get here!”

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”-2 Corinthians 9:7

Is anybody going to welcome you in Heaven because you used your wealth to support not just their material needs but most importantly their spiritual needs? They will if you’re investing your money in view of eternity.

The best use of your treasure/wealth is to use it in light of eternity by helping people get into Heaven. That’s the best use of your money. And that’s what ultimately brings you fulfilment here on Earth.

Think About This

  • What do you think God wants you to do when you feel like you don’t have any money to spare to invest in other people?
  • What opportunities has God given you to invest in other people by sharing the Good News that you have not taken advantage of?
  • If someone were to look at your bank statement, where would they say you are storing your treasure?

*Devotional courtesy of Rick Warren

Morning Worship

Sinach REALLY ministers “Way Maker”. Please listen to it. You will be so blessed!!!