Christian, How Do You Spend Your Money?
This is an extract from Randy Alcorn’s book “Money, Possessions and Eternity” which is a definite read for every Christian:
John Wesley posed four questions that will help us decide how to spend money. Notice how the last three flow directly out of the first one:
- In spending this money, am I acting as if I owned it, or am I acting as the Lord’s trustee?
- What Scripture requires me to spend this money in this way?
- Can I offer up this purchase as a sacrifice to the Lord?
- Will God reward me for this expenditure at the resurrection of the just?
If we really believe he is the owner of all that has been entrusted to us, shouldn’t we regularly be asking him, “What do you want me to do with your money and your possessions?” And shouldn’t we be open to the possibility that he may want us to share large portions of his assets with those whose needs are greater than ours?