Ecclesiastes 5:15 As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
People often confuse, Net Gain and Net Profit. Although they may refer to the same thing at times, this is not always the case. Net profit is normally measured over a definite period of time, like a quarter, or over a year. It might also refer to the amount of money someone would receive for a product or service, above their investment in that product or service. Net gain however, is actually the overall improvement observed in a person’s life or a business’ value when all the possible positive and negative influences have been completely accounted for. Although the person might make a profit and have a big bank account while here on earth, their Net Gain at the moment of death changes. Taking into account all that they may consider positive, (the items they have accumulated,) and subtracting the negative, (death,) what do you have left? That is your Net gain.
Some will say, well then you have no Net Gain, as death robs you of everything. That’s only true if all your treasure is here on this earth. Paul said in 1 Timothy 6:19 that the rich need to be; “Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” You cant take gold, silver, real estate, or stocks and bonds with you when you die. You can however be a witness of God’s salvation in you, and possibly take your family and friends along with you. Now that’s a real Net gain.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:20 we should; “…lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” He went on to say in verse 21 “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Invest your life wisely so you end up with a Net Gain.
What will your Net Gain be?
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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