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Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

Should I Leave An Inheritance To My Children?

Should I Leave An Inheritance To My Children?

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

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

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?

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

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?

Should we have and use credit cards?

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).

The Misery of Many Lottery Winners: Proof Money Can’t Buy Happiness

The Misery of Many Lottery Winners: Proof Money Can’t Buy Happiness

While many people may believe the statement “money can’t buy happiness,” nearly everyone would like to put that theory to test! 

Should We Leave Our Children Inheritances?

Should We Leave Our Children Inheritances?

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. 

Ten Practical Ways to Control Spending and Wisely Manage God’s Money

Ten Practical Ways to Control Spending and Wisely Manage God’s Money

It’s not how much money we make, but how we handle it that matters. And it all begins by recognizing the money we’re handling is not our own. 

Four Ways Generosity Benefits Us

Four Ways Generosity Benefits Us

By God’s grace, it’s not only others who benefit when we give. Here are just four of the many benefits we receive when we choose generosity.

Hearts, Habits & Happiness

Hearts, Habits & Happiness

Last weekend I attended the three sessions of Randy’s Q & A on the joy of giving at Good Shepherd Community Church.

Six Reasons to Live More Simply—and Give More Generously

Six Reasons to Live More Simply—and Give More Generously

Someone has said, “Live simply that others may simply live.” Of course, there is no automatic relationship between my simple living and someone else being rescued from starvation or reached with the gospel.

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