Bet you didn’t know that the Bible has something to say about investments!
“Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land” Ecclesiastes 11:2. Now, keep in mind that Solomon, King David’s son and a pretty smart guy, wrote Ecclesiastes. He was renowned for not only his wisdom, but also for his wealth, too. He ran a fairly big and successful kingdom, and people traveled from far and wide to ask for his advice on difficult subjects.To put it simply, Ecclesiastes 11:2 challenges us to avoid placing all of our eggs in one basket. We all know what happens if that basket comes crashing down-all of the eggs break and there’s nothing to eat! It’s much better to reduce the chances of disaster by spreading things around. (Chris Brown’s Life, Money and Hope Podcast)
Our own Greg Merkle, Financial Advisor, has this to say:
“It is very important for us to be good stewards of our finances. If not planned properly, it can affect yourself and members of your family for years to come. Financial advisors can help with this process by guiding you along your investment path to achieve your goals. Therefore; it is critical to be financially conscious in managing your investments.”
So even God wants you invest and wisely care for the the gifts that He has given you.