Meditation. 3.09.2017. Return on Investment.

A couple of months ago in our Sunday morning service we were encouraged by the following words: “To preserve your life invest in something eternal.”

What exactly does this mean?

Well, Jesus put it quite simply to the crowd and to his disciples. His words are recorded in Mark 8 verses 34-38:

Jesus called the crowd to him along with his disciples. He said, "If anyone wants to come after me, he must say no to himself. He must pick up his cross and follow me. 

If he wants to save his life, he will lose it. But if he loses his life for me and for the good news, he will save it. 

What good is it if someone gains the whole world but loses his soul? 

"Suppose you are ashamed of me and my words among these adulterous and sinful people. Then the Son of Man will be ashamed of you when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels." (NIRV)

We must be willing to sacrifice those things in our life which conflict with the way Christ wants us to live. We must try earnestly to live as he did. We mustn’t be afraid to stand up for what we believe and to be recognised as one of Christ’s followers.

We must share this wonderful good news with everyone. As Jesus himself said – he will return again!

To quote a fellow believer,

“Our focus should not be so much on ROI – Return on Investment, but rather on ROJ – Return of Jesus!”

                                                                                                                                                                J.A.