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February 17, 2009

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.”

--Matthew 6:19

In the current financial crisis, almost everyone has been impacted in some way.

Some have seen their portfolios plummet in value. Some have seen their retirement funds dramatically decrease. And some, in fact many, have lost their jobs.

In times like these, it’s easy to see why putting our faith in financial security or a career is so dangerous—and why God warns us against it. Because neither can buy real joy or true contentment… and both can be gone in an instant!

That’s why it’s so important that you and I… as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ… invest in things of eternal value. Things that moth and rust can’t destroy and things that thieves can’t break in and steal.

One of those things is investing in the lives of others. What might that look like in your life?

Maybe it means serving your spouse in some unexpected way today. Or maybe it means getting down on the floor and playing with your children or grandchildren—giving them your undivided attention. It could mean finally befriending that neighbor across the street.

Whatever it looks like in your life, investing in the lives of others is a conscious choice you make every day.

So the question is will you invest yourself in the life of someone else today?


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