Investing is a part of life under the sun for the wise. When thinking of investing money first comes to mind for money is the answer for everything in my generation (10:19). However, more basic and universal possessions are time, body, mind, and emotions. How do I use these?
“Casting bread upon waters” is saying I need to be long-term adventurous with my assets, like those who accept the risks and accept some loss. Eventually, the investment will yield a return, that is to say, “after many days I will find it again.”
Regarding eternity in the life to come Jesus said, “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” (Luke 16:9) This is akin to the great commission, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) And, “”Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19)