Value Vs. Growth (Psalms 147:11)

There are many types of investing strategies involving publicly traded stocks in the equities market. Two popular approaches are known as growth and value investing. As the names suggest, growth investing seeks companies that have above average growth prospects when compared to the overall stock market. Growth investing assumes the accelerated growth of the respective companies will continue. Value investing seeks companies that are undervalued relative to its peers. These are fundamentally turnaround plays and investing in such a company is betting that more prosperous times will return for the company and it will begin to grow again. 

The key in understanding all of this is one’s time frame. A growth stock, over time, may lose its allure and if there is a management misstep or change in the business climate, may actually begin to underperform the overall stock market and lose its value. Ironically, a growth stock may become a value stock. Conversely, a value stock may show accelerated earnings and profit and may become a growth stock as it recovers from its underperforming years. Thus, the distinction between a growth and value stock may not be so binary. How we truly value a company’s stock depends upon one’s perspective and timing. 

How does God value us? Are we high flyers, growing faster than our peers, or are we laggards and trailing others? God places everything in its proper perspective. 

The Lord values those who fear him, those who put their hope in his faithful love.

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭147:11‬ ‭CSB‬‬

We all have periods in our life that span the spectrum of triumphs to challenges. Depending upon our time frame, we may be on a high growth trajectory or beaten down, ready for a turnaround. From God’s perspective, there is no difference. God looks at our soul and our true intentions. He is seeking those who fear, respect, and honor Him. He blesses those who place their hope in His unfailing love. He values all of us and seeks to grow us in the knowledge of His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Praise God that He never gives up on us!

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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