An Insider’s Tip

Have you ever heard of “insider trading?”

This is when someone has “inside” knowledge about a company that will significantly change the status of that company and the value of its stocks.

It is knowledge that no one else has and gives that person an advantage over everybody else in deciding to buy or sell stocks.

Well, I have some advice from an “insider” that I think you’ll want to know because it will give you a huge leg up.

First, my source: He is a local guy; a carpenter actually, but he seems to have connections.

Here’s his advice (it’s a bit cryptic, I know, but I think that’s what makes it an insider’s tip): “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Did you catch the tip?  

He is saying that the day is coming when our currency will be worthless.  His financial forecast for this world is very bleak but he is unreservedly bullish about investing in the world to come.  The market indicators there are eternally positive!

Now, this is a different kind of investing to be sure.  But it is investing and it will work.  Here’s what you are doing:

You are putting away money and possessions in an account that is outside of bank accounts and the stock market.  You are, as he says, “storing up” capital in this account which is in heaven.

That may take some getting used to but you won’t believe the return on this investment!  This carpenter friend of mine says that those who make this change will receive…wait for it…“A Hundred Times as Much” in heaven!  That’s like, 10,000 percent!  

Try finding that kind of return anywhere else!

Now, opening this account is easy but there is a bit of a catch (isn’t there always?).  You make your deposits by simply giving things away.  That’s right.  You make your deposits by giving things away.

According to this carpenter, your account manager keeps track of these deposits for you.

So let’s say, for example, that you donate food to our local food pantries or you make a prayerful pledge to the operating fund of our church for the coming year.

That’s a direct deposit into your new account!  Pretty easy, really.  And interest starts building right away!

Now, I can see how this may sound a bit crazy, but trust me this will work.  I can also see how this sounds very altruistic but it really isn’t.  It may be the right thing to do but it is, more importantly, the smart thing to do.

This is bottom line thinking: Invest in what has lasting value.  The treasures you are storing up in this world will not last.  That’s the insider tip.  Instead, switch now to store up treasures in heaven where they will last.

Think of it this way: When John D. Rockefeller died, someone asked his accountant, “How much did John D. leave?”  

The accountant replied: “All of it.”

You really can’t take it with you.  But the Good News, according to my carpenter friend with the insider tips, is that you can send it all on ahead.

Please consider your pledge to First Congregational Church for 2022.  Please visit the Pledge Table at coffee hour after worship and pick up a pledge card and/or fill out the direct deposit form.

It is a great opportunity to open that new account now and start making those deposits and earning interest in ways that you can’t even imagine!

See you in church,

–Rev. Dominic