That’s the entrepreneur’s goal. He invests everything he can in order to get a good return. How strange, then, that when it comes to the most valuable thing in life he entirely changes his goals.

“What are you referring to?”

His view of profit and loss.

“How does he do that?”

Well, he stops thinking of gain when it come to his spiritual destiny.

“Explain, please.”

Certainly. Listen to this: “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1: 21). How many business men do you know who think that way—“to die is gain?”

“Not too many. There are even Christians who have a very different perspective: ‘Get all you can while to getting’s good’ is what you so often hear even believers say.”

Right. They are not staking all on eternity. It’s good business sense to think ahead. Shrewd business men plan for the future. The trouble is, while planning for the next 5 or so in very uncertain years, so often they fail to think far enough ahead—to eternity—the one place where planning can be certain.

The die is eternal gain for the one who has planned ahead by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ as the one who dies for His people’s sins and then rose from the dead. By faith invest your life into His hands and you can be sure of a huge return. Businessman, are you planning far enough ahead?

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  1. Love the reference to dying to gain. Christians today have bought into the ancient idea that if you are doing well there is no sin. Job faced that from his “friends”. Prosperity thinking/living is not a bible principle derived from the checkbook balance or retirement accounts.