I read an article yesterday about about managing your wealth. “Wealth management” is the strategic process of investing your money to get a good return and obtain your life dreams. But before you can manage your wealth, you have to have it! You have to wonder, do the people in Guatemala or Ghana worry how they will manage their wealth!? In the U.S., we are the top 10% of income earners in the world. Using the Occupy movements’ class warfare paradigm (99% vs. 1%) we are the 10% vs. the 90%.
Moreover, we who are born-again believers are not only materially wealthy, we are spiritually wealthy in a nation that is spiritual impoverished. (That guy at work who drives a Mercedes Benz and lives in a million-dollar house may be dying from spiritual malnutrition.)
When people get to my age, they start paying more attention to managing their material wealth. But Christians of every age should be thinking how to manage their spiritual wealth—“our rich and glorious inheritance” (Eph. 1:18). The best spiritual wealth management strategy promises to lay up treasures in heaven. And what is your spiritual currency? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, compassion, grace—and the “good works that will glorify our Father in Heaven” (Matt. 5:16). And here’s the ultimate blessing: we will never run out of God’s riches because “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” (2 Cor. 9:8). Share the wealth!