Parable of Money Usage
11 While they were listening to these things, Jesus went on to tell a parable, because He was nearJerusalem, and they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
12 So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.
13 "And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business with this until I come back.'
14 "But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.'
15 "When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.
16 "The first appeared, saying, 'Master, your mina has made ten minas more.'
17 "And he said to him,'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.'
18 "The second came, saying, 'Your mina, master, has made five minas.'
19 "And he said to him also, 'And you are to be over five cities.'
20 "Another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief;
21 for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down and reap what you did not sow.'
22 "He said to him, 'By your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. Did you know that I am an exacting man, taking up what I did notlay down and reaping what I did not sow?
23 'Then why did you not put my money in the bank, and having come, I would have collected it with interest?'
24 "Then he said to the bystanders, "Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten."
25 "And they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas already.'
26 "I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.
27 "But these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them in my presence."
Earn All You Can
Our strategies for "Earning as much as you can" are diverse and specifically tailored for the needs and objectives of each of our clients and partners.
However at their cores, they all share common truths and are founded upon three basic precepts:
secure and maintain an information advantage,
use that information to make better decisions, and
the competency and character of management is absolutely dispositive of the financial results.
An information advantage includes any spiritual, or Godly directions and guidance and the character of management definitely includes the spiritual maturity of anyone having a fiduciary responsibility of our funds or investment.
We have found this to be true for investors looking for the most profitable investments, corporate executives seeking to make their corporations more profitable, and entrepreneurs desiring to maximize their personal wealth.
If this was good enough for J.P. Morgan, it should work even better now.