When you were young, did your parents ever admonish you not to eat sweets too close to dinner time because it would “spoil your appetite”?
Mine certainly did. However, delaying dessert until after dinner is difficult to do.
The look of a beautifully frosted cake or the smell of freshly baked cookies can be notoriously tempting. And of course, one cookie or piece of cake invariably leads to another…
Before you know it, you’ve stuffed yourself with sugary foods and are too full to eat dinner. You miss out on all the good protein and vegetables in the main meal.
I guess Mom and Dad knew best: we should fill ourselves with more nourishing things first, and leave the dessert until afterward as a treat, not the main course.
The same lesson holds for us spiritually, doesn’t it?
We should concentrate on things of substance in our lives first.
Do you play the stock market?
What kind of an investor are you? Do you engage in active trading, or do you prefer to buy and hold investments?
Active or “day” traders believe that through rapid, speculative trading they can gain a larger profit more quickly than through passive investing.
The “buy and hold” strategy, on the other hand, is based on holding stocks for a long period of time with the idea that their value will gradually increase over the years.
It’s beyond my pay grade to tell you which form of investing is better: after all, The Faith Cafe isn’t a financial blog.
But I do have a hot investing tip for you.
This tip comes from an unlikely source, but don’t worry, I’m not engaging in insider trading or passing on confidential information.
This sure-fire investment advice comes from the Book of Proverbs in the Bible.
Would you like to hear it?