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Protecting Your Investments

It doesn’t take long to discover what someone is invested in. In the fall, especially, we show  what we’re invested in without saying a word. We dress in our school colors, put flags on our cars and change our ring tone to our alma mater’s fight song. Across the country, people have jobs in talk radio and managing message boards where they vigorously defend the political position they’ve put their heart, time and money in.

Paul was not afraid to invest in a messy situation. The church in Corinth was filled with imperfect people just like us who struggled with anger, gossip, sexual sin and debauchery. Paul saw the potential for what the church could look like if transformed by the Spirit of Jesus Christ. When Paul wrote 2 Corinthians, he was preparing to visit the church a third time. Paul was persistent on his own, but he also enlisted others to help spread the Gospel. Verse 17 says Paul also sent Titus and others to Corinth. 

What investment in your life is God calling you to protect? We have to be vocal so we can see transformation take place. Your investment could be in a coworker or a family member. Maybe God is calling you take a bigger risk. Whatever you are invested in right now, is it clear that you care for it or them the way Paul cared for the church in Corinth?

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