Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

You Can’t Take It with You

A sad news story that powerfully illustrates “you can’t take it with you.” Think of how the treasure could have been used to make a short-term and long-term difference in people’s lives. 

Generosity and the Younger Generations

Earlier this year I spoke at the Clarus Conference in New Mexico, along with Wayne Grudem. At one of the sessions we talked about the topic of giving and generosity, especially related to the younger generations.

Caring for the Needy: What God Says

This year nine million children younger than five will die needlessly, more than half from hunger-related causes. 25,000 per day. Over 1,000 each hour. 

Choosing a God-Honoring Lifestyle

Regarding choosing a financial lifestyle that is honoring to God, I received a blog comment from a reader, asking: Do you believe that everyone should live modestly? (Would that be $30,000 per year, or $50,000, or $100,000, or...?)

The Old Testament Model of Tithing and Christians Today

I have mixed feelings on tithing. I detest legalism. I certainly don’t want to pour new wine into old wineskins, imposing superseded first covenant restrictions on Christians. However, the fact is that every New Testament example of giving goes beyond the tithe.

How to Live Wisely Financially

First, commit yourself to regular giving to your local church and above and beyond giving to missions and other ministries.

When a Spouse Doesn't Want to Give

I have encouraged women in this situation to go to their husbands, explain their deep conviction about giving, perhaps share one of the passages about how God blesses givers, and tell him she believes God will provide for their family so that the amount she desires to give won't be noticed by him, even if it is substantial.