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Time-tested biblical principles of investing

biblical principle for investing

Invest your money in foreign trade, and one of these days you will make a profit. Put your investments in several places—many places even—because you never know what kind of bad luck you are going to have in this world. Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 GNB

The Lord Jesus Christ doesn’t want you to suffer in life. In fact, He wants you to prosper. He never wants you to lack money. God wants you to work and earn, but even more, He really wants you to be an investor. Someone who adds value where there was none, or rather who multiplies where there was value, to make even more value. Another version says, “Give your portion unto seven, or eight, for you know not what trouble shall come upon the earth”. Investing will avert lots of financial troubles. And it’s an act of giving.

A lot of wealthy people today actually follow this one principle ‘Investing’. God says you need to invest in foreign trade. Even more, He says not only to invest in foreign trade but to have mastery of how to put your money in several places, that it may multiply. Jesus told a parable with this principle in it- the parable of the talents, ” do read it when you get time”. One thing you will discover is that God endorses business big time. Look at the opening verse again. Notice the keywords- Investing, foreign trade, several places, and profit. This is from God!

Jesus once told a story, where a nobleman gave his money to his ten servants and went away to search out a kingdom. But when he came back he had to check who had added to it.

“Do business with this until I come back”. Luke 19:11. He told them.
When he returned he was after one result. To find out who have done trade and multiplied his money. The Bible says; “And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.” Luke 19:15 KJV

Don’t wait on money or seat on it, it doesn’t like that. It will slip out of your hands unto those who do trade, invest and make profits. This is exactly how ‘money’ works or rather flows. Walk in the footsteps of the great.

Invest, and make a profit. Divide your portion among seven or eight, and when trouble falls on the earth, you will be safe, because trouble will come. In finance, they call this diversifying your portfolio. My mother always used to say, “don’t put your golden eggs in one basket”.

Although she wasn’t referring to money back then, now I understand why she said so. It’s very very risky to have your most priced treasure invested in one thing. Especially money. And yes a job is one risky way of counting on the money. Have the job but invest, or go for the long haul; do business and invest.

Do yourself a big favor and start praying, and searching for investments, because God wants you to be great, to profit, and to be financially safe. He wants you to be generous with the money He has blessed you with, and when it multiplies to be even more generous, and bless others by adding value where there was none.

I am sure when you start praying and seeking the Lord for answers, he will show you where you can invest your money.

In the NIV Bible, the title says INVEST IN MANY VENTURES: “Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return. Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.”

Did you know this? I’m glad you do now! Four key things to remember-Invest (the act of giving or adding value)-Foreign trade (global business)-Several places (different ventures)-Profit (adding value or making a return). This is how great economies and nations are built.

God bless and prosper you.

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