Vested Interest is a term I’ve not heard related to biblical truth before, but am about to make a connection and I believe it’s another pear to pick!
Definition for vested interest: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vested+interest
Col. 3:4 “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
Who is your life jumped out at me, and when I started talking to someone about this verse the phrase vested interest came to me and excited me! There are so many times when we hear the lies of the enemy saying Jesus isn’t there, Jesus is up there and we are down here, God doesn’t care what’s happening to us, etc… but this verse proves the truth over the lie and shows Jesus’ vested interest in our life.
We all have vested interest in others. Who do you love, who do you consider “your life”? Your children? Your spouse? What happens to them, directly affects you, right? Whatever is going on with them matters to you, right? You have vested interest in their life.
The Golden Fruit: Jesus has vested interest in us. He died for us, adopting us as God’s Children through His death and resurrection. Not only is Jesus to be our life, but He loves us and loves our life as His own. He is not hands-off when it comes to us or anything going on with us. He is involved and attentive to all of our life as if it were happening to Him.
Pear Facts: Pear trees can live 100 years, but they are usually replaced in the orchards after 30 or 40
years. This allows them to produce the most and the best tasting fruit each year. http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/cnp/nslp/fruit_veg/Pear%20-%20Bartlett.pdf