Investing (Biblical vs. Worldly Perspective)

Dear Jack-

I’ve been heavily influenced lately by the works of Ron Blue, president of Kingdom Advisors and author of numerous books, most notably Surviving Financial Meltdown.  In his section on investing, he contrasts the two perspectives of biblical investing and worldly investing.  It looks like this:

Biblical Perspective

Worldly Perspective

Preservation and steady growth of capital (Proverbs 28:20)

Get rich quick

Long-time horizon (Luke 14:28)

Short-time horizon

Save/invest first (Proverbs 24:27, Ecclesiastes 5:13-14)

Spend/consume quickly

Time is a tool (Proverbs 6:6, 28:22)

Time is an enemy

Cycles are inevitable (2 Peter 3:4)

Upward trend hopeful

Diversification strategy (Ecclesiastes 11:2)

Timing strategy

Quite the contrast, and this chart is so applicable to the times today.  My challenge is how to communicate this to clients and to family and friends.  I know by the time you read this, Jack, the principles will still hold true.  They’re biblically based, and that makes them transcending of all economies, all markets, and all of time.  Till next time, Jack.