Paul presents the idea of equity or a return on earthly investment in the Philippian epistle (4:17). Hebrews 13 is a cascade of witnesses who invested their lives with a more glorious return in mind. And the Lord Jesus admonishes the disciples to laid up treasures in heaven (Mt. 6:20). There is the premise that faith in God, obedience and acts of kindness toward others are investment. Periods of life that are filled with expressions of faith, hope, patience, benevolence, kindness, persistence, and obedience have dividends that cannot be destroyed nor diminished. May be good to relook at the concept of earthly stewardship. When we add benevolence, brotherly kindness, patience, kindness, charity, and integrity to our faith, it is akin to an investment that provides dividends.
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