Most of us are familiar with the concept of buying stock or ‘shares’ in company as a way of sharing in the results, rewards i.e. ‘profits’ the company produces. It can also be a way of not only reaping dividends of profit but even of becoming a shared owner in the enterprise.
Jesus also taught us that we can ‘buy’ shares in the Kingdom and Kingdom work He instituted on behalf of heaven the heaven’s ruler, His Father.
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
“For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.”
Luke 12:33 sell the temporal for the eternal
a treasure in heaven that will never fail,
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
Consider this also as when you pick stocks be diligent and wise to “pick a winner“. This is the serious business of eternity based on Titus 1:2 contracts offered by God who cannot lie. Men WILL lie so prayerfully make your Kingdom investments as led by God and His peace becomes the signature for your assurance. Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise].
Don’t throw your investment into any old charity or just any old ministry (that calls itself 'Christian') as though it makes no difference the quality of the work being done.
It matters just as if you would throw your investment into a poorly run business enterprise. Be confident that your investment is going into good work and your seed is planted in good ground!