Money Musings (Pt.1)
Revised Edition of Transforming Your Church

Money Musings (Pt.2)

Money (3)Money ... we handle it every day, whether in the form of cash, credit card, cheque or online transactions. It is important to stop and reflect on our view of money and the values that influence how we use it. Here are a few wise insights from a variety of people throughout history. 

  • "There are three conversions necessary for every person: the conversion of the heart, the mind, and the purse (wallet)." [Martin Luther]
  • "If a person gets their attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of their life." [Billy Graham] 
  • "Give me five minutes with a person's chequebook, and I will tell you where their heart is." [Billy Graham]
  • "You're rich if you've had a meal today." [Billy Graham]
  • "I shovel it out and God shovels it back, but God has a bigger shovel." [R.G. LeTourneau]
  • "Money is a great treasure that only increases as you give it away." [Sir Francis Bacon]
  • "Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil." [Henry Fielding]
  • "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]
  • "Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one." [Benjamin Franklin]
  • "When I have money, I get rid of it quickly, lest it find a way into my heart." [John Wesley]
  • "The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money." [Author Unknown]
  • "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." [Martin Luther King Jr]
  • "Never spend your money before you have earned it." [Thomas Jefferson]
  • "Let us not be satisfied with just giving money (to the poor and needy). Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go." [Mother Teresa]
  • "Earthly goods are given to be used, not to be collected…. Hoarding is idolatry." [Dietrich Bonhoeffer]
  • "Some people are willing to give the Lord credit but no cash." [Anonymous]

Comments

Love all these great quotes. Thank you Mark for sharing your wise and balanced view on money.

Listen, my dear brothers (and sisters:) Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the Kingdom He promised those who love Him? ~ James 2:5 NIV

He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. ~ Proverbs 11:28 NASB

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