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INVESTMENT ADVICE

You men who are fathers—if your boy asks for bread, do you give him a stone?  If he asks for a fish, do you give him a snake?  If he asks for an egg, do you give him a scorpion?

Luke 11:11-121

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Pick up any literature on financial investments and somewhere in the text, probably in the small print on the back page, it will state “Past performance is not an indication of future returns”.  The investment companies put that in there as a “disclaimer”.  A disclaimer is a safety device used by many companies to protect their interests. In the financial world, it’s a must.  Today’s hot stock or mutual fund can be tomorrow’s big loser.  It doesn’t take much for a stock or a fund to go belly up over night and if disclaimers weren’t added to a prospectus, financial institutions could be liable for the losses of their investors.

That’s in the “world” of financial investing.  Let’s, however, look at it from a Christian point of view.  We as believers know that if we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Master, and we put our trust in him, “Past performance is an indication of future returns”.  Notice that the word “not” has been omitted?  That’s because the bible says that “God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow”.  So if yesterday we relied on God’s mercy, grace and providence for something today, then if we trust in Him today, He will meet our needs tomorrow!

Why?  Because, if we invite Jesus into our lives and live according to His will, He will provide for us.  He’s promised us in Matthew, chapter 7, that if we ask, it shall be given, if we seek, we shall find.  If we’ve trusted Him in the past, and He has met our need, then if we trust Him today, He’ll do it again tomorrow.  Does that mean that we will get everything that we ask for when we want it?  Probably not.  But we can be assured that if what we ask for is in His will, He’ll provide for us according to His timetable.  We may not get what we want when we want, but when God gives us an answer, we can rest assured that it will be a perfect answer!  And, at just the right time! 

How do we know if we are living in His will?  Invest time in His Word.  In the book of James, the very first chapter, we are told that if we want to know what God wants us to do, just ask Him and He’ll tell us.  Where God is concerned, there are no “disclaimers” just promises and you can take that to the bank!

J. Boudreaux

Luke 11: 1-12

1 The living Bible, 1971, p. 817

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