Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

Is Spending Money on Entertainment and Leisure OK with God?

By Randy Alcorn | August 17, 2016
Scripture says that God provides us with material things “for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17, NLT). When I speak on the subject of money and giving, I try to always emphasize that phrase from Scripture and express how thankful I am for it, because it allows me to enjoy God’s creation without guilt. 

Should Christians Save for Retirement?

By Randy Alcorn | August 8, 2016
I’m not saying we can’t use or shouldn’t have a retirement plan. I do. But as God’s children, we need to think differently about them.

Seeking More Joy in Your Giving

By Randy Alcorn | June 17, 2016
“God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). This doesn’t mean we should give only when we’re feeling cheerful. The cheerfulness often comes during and after the act of obedience, not before it.

Where’s Your Heart?

By Randy Alcorn | May 11, 2016
Do you wish you cared more about eternal things? Then reallocate some of your money, maybe most of your money, from temporal things to eternal things. 

Christ-Centered Generosity Isn’t Just for Older, Suburban White Americans

By Randy Alcorn | April 29, 2016
Sometimes the Generous Giving movement is seen as predominantly consisting of older suburban white Americans. In fact, it’s happening in other parts of the world, and within our own country it’s also happening among the young and those of every ethnicity, in the city as well as the suburbs.

Having a Pilgrim Mentality about Money and Possessions

By Randy Alcorn | April 11, 2016
If you were traveling through a country on foot or on a bicycle, what would your attitude be toward possessions? You wouldn’t hate them or think them evil—but you would choose them strategically. Unnecessary things would slow your journey or even force you to stop.

11 Questions to Ask Ourselves About Debt

By Randy Alcorn | January 27, 2016
Debt spends money we don’t have. So isn’t our decision to go into debt proof that we believe we need more than God has given us?

Giving Brings Happiness, During Thanksgiving, Christmas and All Year Long

By Randy Alcorn | November 27, 2015
It might surprise you to learn that secular studies are emphatic in their assertion that giving makes people happier. Most of the people who conduct these studies don’t realize they’re agreeing with Jesus, who said: “It is more blessed [makarios: happy-making] to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).