Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

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).

Should I Leave An Inheritance To My Children?

By Randy Alcorn | August 3, 2015
For those desiring to be wise stewards of the money and possessions God has entrusted to them, a serious question might be, “What about our children? Aren’t we supposed to leave them all our money?”

Why You Can Trust in God’s Provision – and Not Worry

By Randy Alcorn | July 20, 2015
Jesus says, “Accept my sovereignty and goodness, and you won’t have to worry about tomorrow. Trust me.” All of us trust in something. The more dependable the object of our trust, the less we need to worry.

For the follower of Jesus, is generosity optional or mandatory?

By Randy Alcorn | May 29, 2015
Generosity is optional in the sense that God gives us the freedom to choose, to do as we wish. It’s mandatory in that Jesus commands it and expects it of us. But I think it’s best to have a paradigm shift, to think of it as pure privilege with incredible rewards, both now and later. 

Should we have and use credit cards?

By Randy Alcorn | February 18, 2015
The ancient book of Proverbs applies directly to our use of credit cards: “A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences” (Proverbs 22:3).

Should We Leave Our Children Inheritances?

By Randy Alcorn | January 12, 2015
Scripture says that “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children” (Proverbs 13:22). As a result, many Christians defend and justify leaving vast sums of wealth to their children and grandchildren. I think in order to understand the principle behind this verse, we need to compare what an inheritance meant in biblical times, versus what an inheritance means in this culture today.