Guard Against Greed

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Tell me what you think about money, and I will tell you what you think about God, for these two are closely related. A man’s heart is closer to his wallet than anything else. It is a staggering fact that for the past few years people have spent ten times as much for luxuries and non-essentials as they have for all charitable and religious purposes. This is a commentary on our shallow and superficial religious faith.

While the Bible warns us against greed and selfishness, it does encourage frugality and thrift. Even Jesus said to His disciples after He fed the multitude, “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.” Although our Lord had the power to create, He Himself lived frugally and without luxury. John Wesley had a threefold philosophy about money. He said, “Make all you can; keep all you can; and give all you can.” Most of us get all we can, spend all we can; borrow all we can; and give meagerly to God.

Audio: Billy Graham on the love of money and eternal consequences

Prayer for the day

Lord, give me a generous heart so that others may know Your love and compassion.

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  1. Raquel Montalvo says:

    God bless everyone who see this page

  2. Billie Jean Graham Johnston says:

    I want to serve God in the way I should and live my life by his rules and not mine…I am a Christian but, I put material things ahead of him and I get in trouble for it…I spend way to much money on the this of life instead of being frugal…with Gods help I will change…

  3. Peace says:

    Giving to the furthrance of God’s ministry/work & to people around you, by letting them see His glory/provision through your giving is motivated by d Love of God shared abroad in our hearts & d way to ‘True Riches’. Thank you sir for such truth….

  4. sandy Iyaloo says:

    Its more a blessing to give than to recieve Amen

  5. Joan says:

    But it is so hard to build faith when ur poor…poverty feels like God has given you his back but the power he has to overwhelm you with blessings n favor when you prove ur loyalty and obedience is unmeasurable

  6. Dale L Spence says:

    Isaiah 41:13

  7. Gerry says:

    Always be ready to give back and help those in need when given the opportunity.

  8. joyce Paul says:

    Grace is getting what we do not deserve. Mercy is not receiving what we do deserve. GOD BLESS US!!!