“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
– Matthew 7:7
The secret to financial success lies strongly on
“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down,shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)
Money begets money. If we want money we will have to give money, that is how it works in investment. Money will not bear fruit or multiply if it is just buried under your bed or saved in an account that will be eaten up by inflation. Then the only remaining question to ask would be to whom or with whom will i give my money? This is where the services of a professional planner becomes indispensable. We can not just ask the average Joe for his opinion. Opinion is probably the cheapest commodity in the world. We need the advice and counsel of the upright, those who put biblical principles first and above all, this is if we want blessings of the Lord to be upon us.
A simple measure is in our practice of giving. Are we a giver? Do we give money regularly to our church, to charity? Do we pay the right taxes? Do we pay ourselves also? These are mandated prerequisites to becoming an investor. Remember, the promise of abundance will only be for the compassionate and cheerful giver. We are His vessel and He wants to channel His blessings through us. We are also His financial stewards.
This is the only commandment in the Bible that promises great reward to those who heed. “Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty,” and see if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessings that you will not have room
enough for it. (Malachi 3:9a) This is also a timely advice as we have seen so many of our compatriots languishing in their finances, “Utang dito, utang duon, Diyos ko, Kailan matatapos ito!”
If we have been giving from the goodness of our hearts, we have every right to ask the Lord, by faith, for His blessings. If we do not doubt it for one minute, our God will pour blessings upon blessings on us that we would not know what to do with it!
The one amazing promise about heeding Biblical financial principles is that you will never go wrong, even the specific investment idea will be placed on your lap. Isn’t that great? God’s agenda is all about blessing His children with material things that He knows we also need.
The next time you ask for the right investment idea, let us ask ourselves this question first: Are we a compassionate and cheerful giver?