I dreamed last night that I had a conversation with someone about investment opportunities within companies on the stock exchange. I pointed out a particular company, and said that it was run by a man of God. I went on to say that we should invest in people, rather than moisturizer. The Lord revealed some principles of truth through the dream that are worth sharing.
People are the crown of God’s creation. And therefore they should be the single greatest determinate of how and where to invest our time and resources. Hebrews 2:7 declares it so: “Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands”. And although there does exists some debate over the exact translation of this verse, it is fair to say that man is God’s glorious creation. We should further realize that man was set over the work of God’s hands. It is therefore clear that God values the hands that make the product of greater value than the product itself. The product may be replicated, but the person can not. In real terms, the man behind the company or ministry is more important than the ministry itself.
People are stock of God’s company – that is His Kingdom. They are His creation and His investment. He poured the best of Him into us when we were created in His image. He further gave the best of Him, in His Son, to preserve and bless us with the fullness of life. The precious blood of Jesus was spilled for man, and not for an organisation.
When we invest in people, we partner with God, His designs, plans and purposes on earth. He invested in people and empowered them to establish His purposes. When we do the same, we honour His creation, and recognize lasting value in the “stock” that is the pinnacle of His creation.