Randy Alcorn's Blog: stewardship

Ron Blue on Two Lies We Can Believe About Giving

By Randy Alcorn | April 17, 2017
"One of the greatest blessings of the body of Christ is its capacity to meet the needs of its members through generosity, service, and sacrifice. When Satan succeeds in destroying this flow of love and grace in the church through his lies, I am sure he rejoices."

Should We Give Money to the Poor Even When There’s a Risk of Waste or Misuse?

By Randy Alcorn | March 13, 2017
Every good thing can have a bad effect. The solution isn’t to avoid sponsoring children or to never support national ministries, but to exercise great care. We know that Christ commands us to give, to help the poor and needy, and to lay up treasures in Heaven. So the solution is not to give less, but to give carefully and wisely while still giving generously.

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. 

Managers of Creation

By Randy Alcorn | February 29, 2016
God’s intention for humans was that we would occupy the whole Earth and reign over it, to God’s glory. This reigning, expanding, culture-enriching purpose of God for mankind on Earth was never revoked or abandoned. 

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?

Nine Consequences of Debt

By Randy Alcorn | December 9, 2015
The question isn’t, “Why not go into debt?” but why? Unless the answer is extraordinarily convincing, we shouldn’t do it. 

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?”

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.