Ecc 11:1 Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find in after many days
Investing is the act of laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit. You don’t spend all you have for here and now, but think of the future too. A beautiful picture of investing is presented by F.B. Meyer “The casting of bread upon the waters is an allusion to the oriental custom of casting rice-grains on the fields, when they lie submerged beneath the annual inundation of such a river as the Nile. To the inexperienced eye, this would seem the prodigality of waste, but the husbandman knows full well that he will meet his seed again with abundant returns.”
Christians ought to invest not only in portfolios but in people, relationships, community, church, work. To avoid investing in others due to fear that it will rob you is think foolishly. Paul invested in Timothy, Elijah invested in Elisha. “Cast your bread upon the waters,” for you do not know how far it will go, how it will benefit, and what you will receive. The return after many days may be slow, but it is sure, and will be much more plentiful. It may not come back through the same means but it will come back.