Return on Investment
by Berni Dymet
Prov. 1:20-33 Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: "How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge? … waywardness kills the simple, and the complacency of fools destroys them; but those who listen to me will be secure and will live at ease, without dread of disaster.
Have you ever wondered why people make investments? They set aside some of their wealth to buy shares or real estate or whatever - money they could have spent now, but they've denied themselves to make an investment.
Why? Because they want a return. That's what investing is all about - it's about getting a return. But when the economy heads south - so typically, does the return.
What we need is an investment that pays dividends not just during the good times but during the bad times as well.
King Solomon was one of the wisest men that ever walked planet earth and he wrote the book of Proverbs as a collection of wisdom in his old age, to pass onto his sons.
And right up there in Chapter 1, he tells them about such an investment.
Wisdom - those who listen will be secure and will live at ease, without dread of disaster. Wisdom - an investment that pays dividends, even in the bad times; in fact especially in the bad times.
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