Everyone wants money. Money is how we purchase things. It’s why we have jobs… to get money to pay the bills and one day, hopefully, we won’t have to work anymore.
What does God say about money? This is where people get defensive. If God demands we part with our money, does he want us to be poor?
When it comes to God, money is a touchy subject for a lot of people. This is probably because what the Bible says about money and giving is often misinterpreted or misunderstood. One of the most misquoted scriptures is 1 Timothy 6:10. Often quoted as “Money is the root of all evil,” what the passage actually says is, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.”
Money itself is not evil. God doesn’t want us not to have it, but he does command us to spend it in certain ways. It’s not a matter of whether or not you want money. The real question is this: Do you want money more than you want God?
In The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn explains what the Bible says about money and giving. He shows what joyful, Biblical giving looks like and what we get out of it by discussing six key points:
- God owns everything. I’m his money manager.
- My heart always goes where I put God’s money.
- Heaven and the future New Earth, not this fallen one, is my home.
- I should live not for the dot (this short, present life), but for the line (eternity).
- Giving is the only antidote to materialism.
- God prospers me not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.
The book is short, but Alcorn does a great job of presenting the material. You will come away with a new, or better, understanding of what it means to give as a Christian.
1) Is it understandable = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Quality of Writing = 5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 5
Average score of 5 out of 5
I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.