Diversify your 401(k)

Have you ever heard the expression, “Don’t pull all your eggs in one basket”? In the world of investments, it is seen as wise if you take your money and invest in an assortment and thus mitigating your risk to lose everything.

Is it possible to still lose it all? Yes. Just ask someone what their 401(k) looks like right now, probably not so hot.

God has a different plan for our 401(k)’s….look to the gospel of Luke. Jesus is teaching the people to not fret and worry about things of this earth, Luke 12:22-34,

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

As God’s children– we are to concern ourselves with the Purse that will not wear out and that none can destroy. We are building up our treasures– not here on earth– but in heaven.

Unlike Bernie Madoff, God will keep that treasure safe, Ephesians 1: 13-14,

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.


3 Responses to “Diversify your 401(k)”

  1. 1 Michael Griffith
    March 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Does this mean you will no longer complain about taxes?

  2. 2 Kim Cotterman
    March 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    HA! You give me so much material to blog on Mike, I need to keep up. I’ll put that down as another topic– I can blog on that from a Biblical perspective (conservative politics aside) 🙂

  3. 3 Michael Griffith
    March 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Give unto Cesar that which is Cesar’s.

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