Sterling Principle # 16
Listen with respect to the father who raised you, and when your mother grows old, don’t neglect her. Buy truth—don’t sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight. Parents rejoice when their children turn out well; wise children become proud parents. So make your father happy! Make your mother proud!
Wise investments are passed on from generation to generation. The greatest investments can’t be bought with money for they are relational. The signal that wise investments have been made is in the relationship between parent and child. As the parent invests in the child during childhood—the child reciprocates as the parent’s age.
Investment#1—Truth: Love and money taint truth so avoid those temptations with resolve. Truth trumps all other investments!
Investment#2—Wisdom: Compulsive behavior is always unwise. Call upon God’s wisdom for the strength to do the right thing.
Investment#3–Education: Cultivate a teachable attitude and we will pass that on to our children. Never stop learning useful skills.
Investment#4—Insight: The ability to look at a situation or a person and be able to access needs and seek to meet those needs.
The interest on these investments will carry us through the hardest of challenges regardless of how much money is in the bank.
God’s Question: Need to step up any investments?
God’s Promise: I’ll always help you make wise investments.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for Your Word that communicates life.
I am sorry I have not always chosen wise investments.
Thank You for over-riding my foolish choices.
Help me be wise in my investment of time.