Read: Matthew 6:25-34
Will you be willing to invest in a scheme if you knew part of the dividends would be paid not to you but to your brother or sister? Of course, you would, if you are a member of God’s family. God has promised to meet the needs of His children. Frequently the way He does it is by blessing one in order to benefit another.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux explained the way in which God helps those who help their neighbours. He said, “What if, by giving to our neighbour, we find ourselves in want? What should we do except go confidently to God, ‘who gives generously to all’ (James 1:5), and opening His hand fills all things living. Without a doubt, He who gives most men more than they need will not deny us bare necessities. Has He not told us, ‘Seek first His kingdom … all these things will be given to you as well’ (Matt. 6:33)? He has bound Himself to give all things needful to those people who discipline themselves and love their neighbours. Moreover, it is but justice that we should share the blessings of this life with others.”
Earthly investments are mostly uncertain. No one can guarantee anything. There are just too many factors beyond human control. That is why God’s heavenly investment portfolio looks better. Consider what Jesus said regarding the heavenly investment being secure, untouchable by worm, rust, or thief (Matt. 6:20). Interest is compounded eternally. Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Matt. 6:21). And you will have the joy of seeing God meet the needs of others out of the overflow of your own life (1 Thess. 3:12). There is no better way to invest your life other than in seeking the kingdom of God.