The world asks, How much does he give? Christ asks why does he give?
John Raleigh Mott
There are three conversions necessary: the conversion of the heart, mind, and the purse.
Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man's real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man's true character. All through Scripture there is an intimate correlation between the development of a man's character and how he handles his money.
Richard C. Halverson
It is not persecution of the church in China that I fear. The church has always been able to weather persecution. My fear is love of money in the church.
Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship. If you hoard a thing for yourself, it will turn into spiritual dry rot, as the manna did when it was hoarded. God will never let you hold a spiritual thing for yourself; it has to be given back to Him that He may make it a blessing to others.
All things are God's already; we can give him no right, by consecrating any, that he had not before, only we set it apart to his service - just as a gardener brings his master a basket of apricots, and presents them; his lord thanks him, and perhaps gives him something for his pains, and yet the apricots were as much his lord's before as now.
Our love for God is tested by the question of whether we seek Him or His gifts.
Ralph W. Sockman
God has given us two hands -- one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for giving.
You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that is "finding his place in it," while really it is finding its place in him.
C. S. Lewis
Whatsoever I thankfully receive, as a token of God's love to me, I part with contentedly as a token of my love to Him.
Theirs is an endless road, a hopeless maze, who seek for goods before they seek for God.
Bernard of Clairvaux
Money will buy a bed but not sleep, books but not brains, food but not appetite, finery but not beauty, medicine but not health, luxury but not culture, amusement but not happiness, a crucifix but not a Saviour, a temple of religion but not heaven.
What makes the Dead Sea dead? It is all the time receiving and never giving out.
A Christian shows what he is by what he does with what he has.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No. I wouldn't touch a leper for thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
Take a look at your own heart, and you will soon find out what has stuck to it and where your treasure is. It is easy to determine whether hearing the Word of God, living according to it, and achieving such a life gives you as much enjoyment and calls forth as much diligence from you as does accumulating and saving money and property.
Some people are willing to give the Lord credit but no cash.