Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

Should Christians Save for Retirement?

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

“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?

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. 

Having a Pilgrim Mentality about Money and Possessions

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

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

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?

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

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.