Pastor Luke Zhang
The Three Secrets of Wise Investment
2 Timothy 4:6-8
Benjamin Franklin: In this world only two things are certain - tax and death. However, the incarnation and salvation of Christ gave us an opportunity to obtain eternal life.
The relationship between temporal life and eternal life
The three secrets of wise investment
Fight the good fight, and complete it
Run the race, and finish it
Keep the faith, and hold fast to it
Confusion of the world and our answer
The world is saying, “Life is like a battlefield”, but for what and against whom?
Our answer - Be a victor: Fight for eternal life, fight against the old self
The world is saying, “Life is like a race”, but where are we heading to? Why are we running?
Our answer - Be a winner: With direction (towards the goal), with purpose (the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus), with content (discipline my body and bring it into subjection)
The world is saying, “To live, man ought to have an ideal”, but what is the truth that we commit ourselves to? Where is the source of strength that keeps us going?
Our answer - Be a keeper of faith: For the highly credible truth (For I know whom I have believed), with faith-keeping power (and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day)
The return of wise investment - the rewards of God in eternal kingdom
Jesus said, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26)