Money Matters: Devotions from Time of Grace

Devotional
Getting Money God’s Way: Investments

Earning interest on your savings is good. It sure beats stuffing cash under the mattress or slipping twenties into books or slowly filling up a safe deposit box. Because of the steady drip-drip-drip of inflation, though, money that isn’t moving is slowly losing its value. Even a bank savings account will barely keep up with inflation.

Good managers of God’s treasures look for investments. Maybe it’s investing in equipment that will make your business bigger. “Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest” (Proverbs 14:4). Draft animals are expensive to acquire and maintain, but they multiply your farm output many times over.

Business activity that is well run and meets people’s needs will grow faster than savings passbook interest. Jesus described this timeless process: “There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a wine-press in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers . . .” (Matthew 21:33).