“If I only had a million dollars…” I’ve heard that line before; I may have said it myself once or twice. I don’t say it much anymore since I’m on my second million now; I knew I’d never see that first million so I went straight to the second. I think it’s kind of like the Peter Principle: since I manage what I have so poorly, I must be at the top of my financial capacity already. But, what if you did have a million dollars? What if you had more than a million dollars, something far more valuable, and it grew as you gave it away?
Every Christian possesses the greatest of riches. The Gospel Message is so valuable that upon hearing and obeying it, people for centuries have found real meaning in life and accessed a peace that passes all understanding. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” (Romans 11:33). What other investment renders such eternal returns?
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7, ESV). This treasure grows as we share it, gratifies with such consolation and joy, and gives greater hope than owning the whole world (Matthew 16:26); priceless. “Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God” (1 Corinthians 4:1).