“But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. “But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness” (1 Timothy 6:9-11).
As a sojourner, as you travel to another country, you need to exchange some currency so you can function while you are sojourning. It would be ludicrous to exchange all your money and invest all your life savings into the currency where you are merely sojourning.
The scriptures tell us that our existence here on earth is like a journey. We are aliens and exiles in this life. We are residents of heaven. We are only sojourning through life. Our home is with God in heaven.
As sojourners, we need to exchange some of our investments so that we can function while living on this earth. However, it would be ludicrous to invest all we are and all we have for life on earth. Instead we are instructed to invest in a currency that operates in heaven.
What is the currency of heaven?
These things are what we are to invest in. This is the only smart investment we can make if we are citizens of heaven. We are sojourners. It’s when we get confused to think that this world is all there is that we become trapped by many senseless and harmful desires.
Little Church and Lakewoodgrace, invest wisely!