As I’ve studied Scripture about tithing, I’ve come to the conclusion that God’s desire for Christian giving is a bit different than what some might think.
God’s Provident Plan: Giving
A while back I examined how I view what the Bible says about personal finance. There was a brief introduction to something I like to call God’s Provident Plan, and I planned on looking at several aspects of God’s Provident Plan in a 4 part series. This is the last post in that series in […]
God’s Provident Plan: Prosperity
Earlier, I laid the foundation for how I studied personal finance in the Bible. I gave you a light introduction to what I call God’s Provident Plan and promised we’d look at each aspect in more depth. This is the third part of a series in which I’ll share what I’ve discovered about personal finance […]
God’s Provident Plan: Diligent Work And Good Stewardship
Where contentment helps us to spend less on ourselves, understanding God’s call to work diligently helps us earn more money.
Giving, Generosity And Idolatry: How I’ve Been Challenged
These past couple of weeks have been eye opening for me, and I have been challenged to think about greed, generosity and idolatry in whole new ways. It all started a few weeks back with a new building campaign fund that was being started at our church. Our congregation bought a new building 2 years […]
God’s Provident Plan: Contentment In Christ
Last week, I laid the foundation for how I studied personal finance in the Bible. I gave you a light introduction to what I call God’s Provident Plan and promised we’d look at each aspect in more depth. This is the first part of a series in which I’ll share what I’ve discovered about personal […]
What Is God’s Plan For A Christian’s Personal Finances?
How many of you have heard that there are over 2,000 Bible verses about money? I’ve heard it, too. In 2007, I wondered if there really were that many Bible verses about money and finances. You see this was of special interest to me as I had just started my career in financial planning. Being […]
Don’t Let Tithing Rules Rob You of the Joy of Giving
I was reading through some of the articles on giving and tithing at Crown Financial Ministries the other day. I was struck by something that both saddened and angered me at the same time. Many of their articles ask and answer questions like “Should I tithe on my Social Security checks?”, “Should I tithe on […]
Christians And Wealth: Do They Mix?
Today I’d like to tackle a difficult topic. Every Christian surely has struggled with thoughts about becoming rich: is it a godly thing to do? It’s not always easy to understand how God views wealth. However, the Bible does have a lot to say about the topic of money. So let’s start there, with the […]
Have You Counted The Cost?
I‘m going to warn you right now. You’re not going to feel comfortable reading this article. Jesus’ words here are very challenging, and what I’m about to share with you may dishearten you if you haven’t already considered the following passage in detail. In Luke 14:26-33 we read: 26 “If anyone comes to me and […]
Financial Stewardship: The Forgotten Component
Most of us Christian personal finance bloggers will often remind you have the importance of good financial stewardship. Most readers know that financial stewardship requires knowing God is the owner of all things, including money. God requires us to manage resources wisely for His Godly purpose for our lives. Forgotten Component Of Financial Stewardship But […]
Why Do Christians Give? Philanthropy Or Christianity?
Why do Christians give? It is a simple question, yet the answer provided to many Christians is often vague at best. Many Christians hear a variety of reasons for giving such as: “God has been generous to you so you should be generous in return,” “It belongs to God and you are just redistributing it,” […]
This Blogger Fell Into The FICO Trap, But Saw The Light And Became Debt Free
This is an article from Debt Free Hispanic over at http://www.debtfreehispanic.com. You can read more of his inspiring posts by checking out his site, or subscribing to his RSS feed here. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV) Today, I’m Debt […]
How God Worked In The Life Of One Debt Free Blogger: A Testimonial
This is an article from Brad over at EnemyOfDebt.com. Read some more of his great posts at his site, or subscribe to his RSS feed. It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.-Philippians 2:13 I once was an angry atheist—who surrounded myself with negative […]