Apple. Disney. Facebook. Johnson and Johnson. What do these four companies have in common? They are what investors call Blue Chip stocks.
Blue chip stocks are defined by Investopedia as “established, stable, and well recognized corporations.” These companies have a proven track record of stability and steady growth over time. They are the companies that are most likely be around when fairly new ventures cease and desist. Because of its value shares are normally higher for these types of stocks. Their futures aren’t ones that are considered to be questionable, we expect them to be around.
You can touch blue chip stock without ever stepping foot on Wall Street and without ever entering into a contract with a brokerage company. You can simply take a trip to your nearest gas station; better yet take a trip to your bathroom or kitchen. Look in your closet. I bet you have plenty of brands that represent this type of stock. It’s amazing that we can look all around us and see something worth investing in that is considered stable and capable of showing steady growth.
As I take a stroll through my house, I begin to reflect on how these things got here. The more I think, the more I become grateful. Why? All of these things don’t direct my thinking to the stock market. In this moment, these things cause me to think of the goodness of God. I have it because God provided and is still providing. At a time when people are being laid off of their jobs and having to apply for unemployment. God is yet providing. If Wall Street got one thing right, it’s the concept of it being great to invest in a blue company because it will always provide you with a return on investment.
God has been the best investment I could have ever made (Romans 12:1 and Jeremiah 17:7-8). He’s allowed me to yield steady growth as the days, years, and month go by (Colossians 2:7). Every now and again He surprises me with a few dividends; or unexpected blessings (2 Corinthians 9:8). I don’t ever have to question his price to earnings ratio because He’s already promised me eternal life (John 3:16). Investing in God is easy because there’s no other like Him (Hebrews 6:13). He is the true and living God and because of “His great love, we are not consumed, for his compassion never fails. They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23).
The truth is, not only is God a blue chip investment, but we are blue chip investments. God had enough love for us that “He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Despite all that we could ever do, God decided to give the ultimate sacrifice. If that doesn’t prove His love, I don’t know what does. God sees value in us even when we struggle with seeing our worth. God’s thoughts towards us are of “peace and not of evil, to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
Have you not heard? “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation (1Peter 2:9),” “we are predestined to adoption as heirs by Jesus Christ Himself (Ephesians 1:4-5).” So be careful how you handle yourself and most importantly be careful how you handle God….He’s the ultimate BLUE CHIP INVESTMENT.
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