Wednesday, August 27, 2008

high interest

In the financial world there are two familiar terms: present value and future value.  Money and property tend to appreciate or earn interest and the future value of possessions and cash generally project to be greater than the present value.  The thing that determines how much the property will grow is the interest rate that is used.  Naturally, a higher interest rate means that there will be more growth.  A few percentage points in the interest rate can have a big impact on the amount of growth over the course of years.  For example, $1,000 will grow to about $2,400 over 30 years if the interest rate is 3%.  That same $1,000 will grow to about $5,700 over the same period with an interest rate of 6%.  It occurs to me that we are something like a valuable possession of the Lord.  Fortunately He is prepared to invest us with the highest interest...His interest...and there is no telling how much growth we might result in over the course of our lives!  We need to yield to His investment plan.  (By the way...if He has fewer years to work on us, He can step up His Interest rate!!)
Matthew 25:14 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
blessings, with interest
Rob Smith

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