You can’t take your money with you when you die— but you can send it on ahead.
When it comes to God & His work, it’s good business to give. It’s a good investment because it will earn the highest interest rate possible and dividends that outstrip anything else you could possibly invest in—a hundred times over in this life, and in the world to come, life eternal (Mark 10:30). That’s His promise!
The richest people in God’s kingdom are going to be those who shared the most with Him and His children. But there is also the other side of the coin, as illustrated by the tale about the selfish rich woman who was led to her heavenly home by an angel. They walked past many beautiful mansions where other Christians were living, until they came to a section of Heaven where the homes were small and humble.
As the angel led her to a tiny cottage, the woman asked, “What’s the big idea? I’m used to very fine living!”
“Well,” the angel answered, “our abodes up here are built from what each person sends on before, and this is all we could do with what you sent. Others sacrificed and lived their lives for the Lord and others, so great is their reward.”
Are you investing in God’s service and in His kingdom by giving to Him?