Questions related to money
Giving: A Spiritual Gift
the characteristics of a motivational gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.
Praying for God’s Provision
asking in accord with God’s Word
God is aware of our physical needs, and it is His delight to provide for His children. When we face times of need or we want increased funds for a specific project, we are to bring our petitions to God.
The Common Traits of Givers
learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of giving
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of giving. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.
Ten Characteristics of God-Honoring Giving
reflecting God’s extravagant generosity
A life of generosity reflects God’s nature in a special way. Are you eager to give to meet the needs of others?
Understanding Cycles of Riches and Poverty
learning to be content at all times
Riches and poverty are not permanent conditions in the life of an individual, family, or nation. They are variable factors that are related to the higher purposes that God achieves through them.
Four Purposes for Money
provision, direction, fellowship, and demonstration
Do you look to money to provide you with security, establish your independence, or equip you to exercise power and wield influence? Today, many people would identify these goals as appropriate purposes for money.
Living Within Your Income
a key to financial freedom
Learning to live within your income involves recognizing your true needs and practicing contentment when those needs are met. This discipline helps you avoid debt and allows you to share surplus resources with those in need.
Tracing Financial Loss to Violations of God’s Word
far-reaching consequences for personal sins
Financial losses can be consequences of selfish attitudes, immorality, a lack of diligence, or other failures, such as we find described in the following proverbs.
The Dangers of Going Into Debt
scriptural warnings about borrowing money
Scripture’s message on borrowing money is quite clear: Do not do it. God calls Christians to keep out of debt altogether. “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another . . .” (Romans 13:8).
Components of an Honorable Heritage
imparting a true wealth
An honorable heritage is worth more than money. It has the potential to lay the foundation for future Godly generations. Investing in the following areas enhances the heritage you can leave behind.