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Topic: Shrewdness (03/07/05)

TITLE: The Shrewd Investor: The Call for Christian Maturity
By Jeffrey Camp


The fight for the lifeblood of humanity is the greatest call for Christian maturity. We have the confidence of knowing the outcome of the battle, but we must invest our dreams and lives on the altar of our faith. The priceless sacrifice of Christ’s blood stands as the investment for our future. And Christ, Himself; serves as our personal investor overseeing all of our ventures.

The identifying trait of the shrewd investor is selflessness. He has real vision for the future, directing us day by day and minute by minute to increase the return on the investment. The shrewd investor’s claim to a sure thing is so proven in verifiable history and yet hidden from the most learned of minds by its simplicity. We are challenged to place upon this investment our unwavering conviction while enticed by an unfathomed return: Eternal life in exchange for faith and obedience. He is relentless in providing the best client affirmation that can be provided.

Shrewdness becomes an intimate friend and companion when the truth is sought. It identifies and dispels those ventures that would be a stumbling block to freedom, pushing aside the deceit that is in pursuit while setting the stage for our celebration. Everyday shrewdness opens its eyes to look for Jesus in disguise as it longs for the community of family to shower blessings upon. Shrewdness for the believer begins with the surrender of our own personal will, and ends with our prostrate giving of homage to one whose signature we bear. The love of God sets the foundation for our victory. And the Gospel of Christ is the anchor for all wisdom to dispel the wiles of the devil: The cornerstone to shrewd interactivity.

As we consider the reasons to put our trust in this portfolio of faith, investigation unveils the unfailing abilities of this investor. This investor pays all of our debts, and makes everything old new again as when creation was unveiled. This investor transforms our thoughts and inklings into an aggressive action plan laced with confidence and success. When it comes to shrewdness, you cannot beat an investor who takes the time to tap into our hearts to bear testimony for each and every one of our aspirations for our glorious retirement. This investor has the inside scoop on the best retirement village of all time; a place where the Son does not stop shining and our value is guaranteed.

The shrewd investor is one that you can place all your trust in, knowing that they will do everything they can to bring you the maximum return on your confidence. The shrewd investor is the one that you can refer all your friends and loved ones to for them to receive the same meticulous honoring of their accomplishments just as you have received. Lastly, the shrewd investor repudiates and nullifies the efforts of those would-be investors who do not take their futures seriously, who choose instead to hold onto myth and speculation versus verifiable facts; seeing to the discounting of all that they have held onto as proof of their prosperity. The shrewd investor will bring a glorious return to you for your faith, stupefying and rebuking the so-called wisest of minds in your company.

Imagine your interaction with the world’s stock market if you had the inside line on a particular empire that would be the only company standing after the greatest market crash of all history. You could rest and invest with unbreakable confidence, leaving your entire fortune embraced and protected by this shrewdest investor of all time. Outside of the reach of the worst upheaval that our world could ever experience, the value of the treasures stored up would defy any and all human understanding and reasoning. Its value would be incomprehensible; a better gusher than any oil well ever marked history with.

The shrewd investor summons the very depths of our hearts to entice and invoke our actions to occupy the Promised Land. The shrewd investor guides us on a tour to point out all the landmarks for us to visit. The shrewd investor calls us to maturity in Christ to realize our maximum value in the waiting arms of Father God.

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Sally Hanan03/14/05
Where do I sign?
donna robinson03/15/05
If I could find this person, I'd part with my savings! Seriously, we take so much time to investigate how we spend our money and as this piece shows so eloquently, we need to take as much time to consider who we invest our life with...
L.M. Lee03/17/05
well thought out piece
Carol Adams 03/18/05
I liked your statement in the second paragraph about shrewdness being an intimate friend "when
truth is sought." So very true. Christ is the truth. Thanks for writing a great article.