Adapted from Handbook to Spiritual Growth
AN ETERNAL INVESTMENT IN OTHERS
When we leave this planet we will never again have the privilege of sharing the gospel and serving the lost. When we invest our lives and resources in the spiritual service of others in our walk and in our words, we are investing in eternal relationships. In effect, we are building a “portfolio” in heaven and sending our assets ahead of us. We are also pursuing what pleases the Father and participating in His purposes.
Those who want to be rich toward God will give their lives in exchange for the things He declared to be important. Jesus said in Luke 16:15, “that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.” Those who seek the Father’s heart will respond to His Son’s call: “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).