This is a rather long resource and does not follow the usual format. You might want to do a study on money and can use this as a starting point. Maybe you need to say a few words before taking up the offering, I am sure that you will be able to find something here that is appropriate for the occasion.
Each of the subheadings could be used in a cell meeting as a topic for discussion.
- Isaac sows during a time of famine
- We need to be seed conscious
- Tithing / First fruits
- Jesus on money
- Paul on money
- Proverbs about money
- One liners about money
Money features as a prominent theme in the Bible. Many people do not want to hear a pastor talk about money, but what if the way you looked at and spent your money reflected your relationship with God? What if you could bring honour or dishonour on God based on the way that you managed your finances? Would you then be interested to see what the Bible says about money?
Before there were coins, paper money or credit cards people used silver or gold as currency. The period of mere barter had passed before Abraham walked the earth (Genesis 23:15-16). Although they did not have coins, the precious metals were cast in bars or rings to facilitate easy movement.
Widows in the Bible
In Israel there was no welfare grant or help from the government for widows. You were financially destitute and reliant on the goodness of others. Here are some verses to show us how widows were cared for:
Deuteronomy 24:19 “When you gather your crops and fail to bring in some of the grain that you have cut, do not go back for it; it is to be left for the foreigners, orphans, and widows, so that the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.” GNB
Deuteronomy 24:20 “When you have picked your olives once, do not go back and get those that are left; they are for the foreigners, orphans, and widows.” GNB
Deuteronomy 24:21 “When you have gathered your grapes once, do not go back over the vines a second time; the grapes that are left are for the foreigners, orphans, and widows.” GNB
Deuteronomy 26:12 “Every third year give the tithe—a tenth of your crops—to the Levites, the foreigners, the orphans, and the widows, so that in every community they will have all they need to eat.” GNB
So, if you were a widow you were alone. And if people did not leave you some food in their fields and orchards you would starve.
The widow and Elijah
Israel is going through a severe famine. What happens in famine? The food that she would have been able to collect ran out. God tests your faith when times are hard, will you look to Him only? or will you compromise?
God instructed the widow to care for the prophet, even though she only had 1 last meal left. God wanted her everything, and when she gave it to Him – He blessed her, He did not let her die of starvation (1 Kings 17:9-16).
The widow and Elisha
The widow inherits her husbands debts and her sons are about to be sold as slaves to repay that debt. Being reliant on the kindness of others meant that she could not repay her late husbands debts. (2 Kings 4:1-7).
Isaac sows in a time of famine
“Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines. 12 And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The LORD blessed him, 13 and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.” ESV
See the movie, “Faith like potatoes”, God often works in ways that boggle our minds. Sowing in a time of famine is as good as throwing away your seed, under normal circumstances. But God blesses Isaac.
We need to become seed conscious
“1 Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns. 2 Don’t hoard your goods; spread them around. Be a blessing to others. This could be your last night. 3 When the clouds are full of water, it rains. When the wind blows down a tree, it lies where it falls. 4 Don’t sit there watching the wind. Do your own work. Don’t stare at the clouds. Get on with your life. 5 Just as you’ll never understand the mystery of life forming in a pregnant woman, So you’ll never understand the mystery at work in all that God does.” MSG
Tithing / First fruits / Neglecting God’s house
Malachi 3:10 “Bring the full amount of your tithes to the Temple, so that there will be plenty of food there. Put me to the test and you will see that I will open the windows of heaven and pour out on you in abundance all kinds of good things.” GNB
“Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. 6 You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes. 7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may be glorified, says the LORD. 9 You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you have withheld the dew, and the earth has withheld its produce. 11 And I have called for a drought on the land and the hills, on the grain, the new wine, the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on man and beast, and on all their labors.” ESV
Jesus on money
Jesus was always outspoken when it came to money. Nobody could challenge Him or surprise Him
Jesus said where your treasure is there your heart will be also. God wants to be your treasure!
“19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” ESV
“24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. ESV
Luke 12:23 “There is far more to your inner life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body.” MSG
“36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. 37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”” GNB
Ask, seek, knock
“Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. 8 For each one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, if his son asks a loaf, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks a fish, will he give him a snake? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him?” MKJV
Jesus ministry was not limited by finances. When they had 5000 + people to feed, He didn’t phone heaven and complain to God. He gave thanks for what God had given Him and then He multiplied it!
“15 That evening his disciples came to him and said, “It is already very late, and this is a lonely place. Send the people away and let them go to the villages to buy food for themselves.” 16 “They don’t have to leave,” answered Jesus. “You yourselves give them something to eat!” 17 “All we have here are five loaves and two fish,” they replied. 18 “Then bring them here to me,” Jesus said. 19 He ordered the people to sit down on the grass; then he took the five loaves and the two fish, looked up to heaven, and gave thanks to God. He broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 Everyone ate and had enough. Then the disciples took up twelve baskets full of what was left over. 21 The number of men who ate was about five thousand, not counting the women and children.” GNB
Jesus position on taxes
“15 The Pharisees got together and planned how they could trick Jesus into saying something wrong. 16 They sent some of their followers and some of Herod’s followers to say to him, “Teacher, we know that you are honest. You teach the truth about what God wants people to do. And you treat everyone with the same respect, no matter who they are. 17 Tell us what you think! Should we pay taxes to the Emperor or not?” 18 Jesus knew their evil thoughts and said, “Why are you trying to test me? You show-offs! 19 Let me see one of the coins used for paying taxes.” They brought him a silver coin, 20 and he asked, “Whose picture and name are on it?” 21 “The Emperor’s,” they answered. Then Jesus told them, “Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God.” 22 His answer surprised them so much that they walked away.” CEV
“10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?” ESV
Paul and finances
He ministered all over the known world and he never mentioned that he did not have enough money, not did he take offerings where he went.
“7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed. 8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” ESV
Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” MKJV
2 Corinthians 9:6 “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” ESV
2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.” GNB
Paul warns against the love of money:
1 Timothy 6:10 “The love of money causes all kinds of trouble. Some people want money so much that they have given up their faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.”
Deuteronomy 8:18 “You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” ESV
“1 To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. 6 No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him.” MKJV
Romans 10:17 Then faith is of hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. MKJV
Psalm 121 – where will my help come from? The lottery? The Bank manager?
Lord You are more precious than silver
Lord You are my costly than gold
Lord You are more beautiful than diamonds
and nothing I desire compares with You.
Proverbs on money
The book of Proverbs has three main authors and has quite a lot to say concerning finances and managing them. This is one of my favourite books of the Bible.
“2 Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it’s going; 3 A manual for living, for learning what’s right and just and fair;” MSG
This is the purpose of the book of Proverbs, wisdom – we need it or we will suffer!
Trust only in God
“5 With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment. 6 Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.” CEV
Proverbs 11:28 “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.” ESV
Proverbs 21:17 “Heavy drinkers and others who live only for pleasure will lose all they have.” CEV
Proverbs 28:25 “Selfishness only causes trouble. You are much better off to trust the LORD.” GNB
Giving / Tithing / First fruits
“9 Honor the LORD by giving him your money and the first part of all your crops. 10 Then you will have more grain and grapes than you will ever need.” CEV
Put God first, not money and He will bless you.
Keeping up with the Jones’es
Proverbs 12:9 “Better to be ordinary and work for a living than act important and starve in the process.” MSG
Proverbs 13:7 “One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.” ESV
Better a little than …
“16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.” ESV
Proverbs 16:8 “Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.” ESV
Proverbs 16:19 “It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.” ESV
Proverbs 19:1 “Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.” ESV
Proverbs 19:22 “What matters most is loyalty. It’s better to be poor than to be a liar.” CEV
Proverbs 28:6 “It’s better to be poor and direct than rich and crooked.” MSG
Proverbs 13:18 “Someone who will not learn will be poor and disgraced. Anyone who listens to correction is respected.” GNB
Proverbs 13:23 “Much food is in the plowed ground of the poor, but when there is no justice, it is swept away.” MKJV
“20 No one likes the poor, not even their neighbors, but the rich have many friends. 21 If you want to be happy, be kind to the poor; it is a sin to despise anyone.” GNB
Proverbs 14:31 “If you oppress poor people, you insult the God who made them; but kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship.” GNB
Proverbs 17:5 “By insulting the poor, you insult your Creator. You will be punished if you make fun of someone in trouble.” CEV
Proverbs 19:4 “Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.” ESV
“6 Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts. 7 All a poor man’s brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.” ESV
Proverbs 22:2 “The rich and the poor are all created by the LORD.” CEV
Proverbs 22:7 “The poor are always ruled over by the rich, so don’t borrow and put yourself under their power.” MSG
“22 Don’t take advantage of the poor just because you can; don’t take advantage of those who stand helpless in court. 23 The LORD will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs.” GNB
Proverbs 29:13 “A poor person and his oppressor have this in common—the LORD gave eyes to both of them.” GNB
Proverbs 29:14 “If a king defends the rights of the poor, he will rule for a long time.” GNB
Gold / Silver / Rubies / wisdom etc.
“13 God blesses everyone who has wisdom and common sense. 14 Wisdom is worth more than silver; it makes you much richer than gold. 15 Wisdom is more valuable than precious jewels; nothing you want compares with her.” CEV
“10 Choose my instruction instead of silver; choose knowledge rather than the finest gold. 11 “I am Wisdom, I am better than jewels; nothing you want can compare with me. GNB
“18 I have riches and honor to give, prosperity and success. 19 What you get from me is better than the finest gold, better than the purest silver.” GNB
Proverbs 16:16 “How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” ESV
Proverbs 17:3 “Silver and gold are tested by flames of fire; our thoughts are tested by the LORD.” CEV
Proverbs 20:15 “Sensible words are better than gold or jewels.” CEV
Proverbs 22:1 “A good reputation and respect are worth much more than silver and gold.” CEV
“11 Wisdom will add years to your life. 12 You are the one who will profit if you have wisdom, and if you reject it, you are the one who will suffer.” GNB
Proverbs 21:20 “Wise people live in wealth and luxury, but stupid people spend their money as fast as they get it.” GNB
Other people’s debts
“1 My child, have you promised to be responsible for someone else’s debts? 2 Have you been caught by your own words, trapped by your own promises? 3 Well then, my child, you are in that person’s power, but this is how to get out of it: hurry to him, and beg him to release you. 4 Don’t let yourself go to sleep or even stop to rest. 5 Get out of the trap like a bird or a deer escaping from a hunter.” GNB
Proverbs 11:15 “If you promise to pay a stranger’s debt, you will regret it. You are better off if you don’t get involved.” GNB
Proverbs 20:16 “You deserve to lose your coat if you loan it to someone to guarantee payment for the debt of a stranger.” CEV
“26 Don’t guarantee to pay someone else’s debt. 27 If you don’t have the money, you might lose your bed.” CEV
Proverbs 27:13 “Any people stupid enough to promise to be responsible for a stranger’s debts deserve to have their own property held to guarantee payment.” GNB
“10 Sleep a little. Doze a little. Fold your hands and twiddle your thumbs. 11 Suddenly, everything is gone, as though it had been taken by an armed robber.” CEV
Proverbs 10:4 “Laziness leads to poverty; hard work makes you rich.” CEV
Proverbs 10:5 “A wise youth makes hay while the sun shines, but what a shame to see a lad who sleeps away his hour of opportunity.” TLB
Proverbs 12:11 “Hard working farmers have more than enough food; daydreamers are nothing more than stupid fools.” CEV
Proverbs 12:24 “Work hard, and you will be a leader; be lazy, and you will end up a slave.” CEV
Proverbs 12:27 “Anyone too lazy to cook will starve, but a hard worker is a valuable treasure.” CEV
Proverbs 13:4 “No matter how much a lazy person may want something, he will never get it. A hard worker will get everything he wants.” GNB
Proverbs 15:19 “If you are lazy, you will meet difficulty everywhere, but if you are honest, you will have no trouble.” GNB
Proverbs 14:23 “Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table.” MSG
Proverbs 18:9 “Being lazy is no different from being a troublemaker.” CEV
Proverbs 19:15 “If you are lazy and sleep your time away, you will starve.” CEV
Proverbs 19:24 “Some people are too lazy to lift a hand to feed themselves.” CEV
Proverbs 20:4 “If you are too lazy to plow, don’t expect a harvest.” CEV
Proverbs 20:13 “If you sleep all the time, you will starve; if you get up and work, you will have enough food.” CEV
“25 Lazy people who refuse to work are only killing themselves; 26 all they do is think about what they would like to have. The righteous, however, can give, and give generously.” GNB
Proverbs 22:13 “Don’t be so lazy that you say, “If I go to work, a lion will eat me!” CEV
Proverbs 22:29 “If you do your job well, you will work for a ruler and never be a slave.” CEV
“30 I walked through the fields and vineyards of a lazy, stupid person. 31 They were full of thorn bushes and overgrown with weeds. The stone wall around them had fallen down. 32 I looked at this, thought about it, and learned a lesson from it: 33 Go ahead and take your nap; go ahead and sleep. Fold your hands and rest awhile, 34 but while you are asleep, poverty will attack you like an armed robber.” GNB
“13 Why don’t lazy people ever get out of the house? What are they afraid of ? Lions? 14 Lazy people turn over in bed. They get no farther than a door swinging on its hinges. 15 Some people are too lazy to put food in their own mouths. 16 A lazy person will think he is smarter than seven men who can give good reasons for their opinions.” GNB
Proverbs 28:19 “A hard-working farmer has plenty to eat. People who waste time will always be poor.” GNB
Ill gotten gains / Bribes / The wicked
“2 Wealth you get by dishonesty will do you no good, but honesty can save your life. 3 The LORD will not let good people go hungry, but he will keep the wicked from getting what they want. GNB
Proverbs 10:6 “Good people will receive blessings. The words of the wicked hide a violent nature.” GNB
Proverbs 11:18 “The wicked makes a deceitful wage; but one sowing righteousness has a sure reward.” MKJV
Proverbs 13:21 “Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.” ESV
Proverbs 12:12 “Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.” ESV
Proverbs 15:8 “The LORD is disgusted by gifts from the wicked, but it makes him happy when his people pray.” CEV
Proverbs 15:27 “Being greedy causes trouble for your family, but you protect yourself by refusing bribes.” CEV
Proverbs 21:6 “The riches you get by dishonesty soon disappear, but not before they lead you into the jaws of death.” GNB
Proverbs 21:27 “The LORD hates it when wicked people offer him sacrifices, especially if they do it from evil motives.” GNB
Proverbs 22:16 “If you make gifts to rich people or oppress the poor to get rich, you will become poor yourself.” GNB
“10 Don’t move a boundary marker or take the land that belongs to orphans. 11 God All-Powerful is there to defend them against you.” CEV
“17 Don’t be jealous of sinners, but always honor the LORD. 18 Then you will truly have hope for the future.” CEV
“19 Don’t let evil people worry you; don’t be envious of them. 20 A wicked person has no future—nothing to look forward to.” GNB
Proverbs 28:28 “People stay in hiding when the wicked come to power. But when they fall from power, the righteous will rule again.” GNB
Proverbs 13:11 “The more easily you get your wealth, the sooner you will lose it. The harder it is to earn, the more you will have.” GNB
Proverbs 28:22 “Trying to get rich quick is evil and leads to poverty.” TLB
Proverbs 28:20 “Committed and persistent work pays off; get-rich-quick schemes are ripoffs.” MSG
“24 Sometimes you can become rich by being generous or poor by being greedy. 25 Generosity will be rewarded: Give a cup of water, and you will receive a cup of water in return. 26 Charge too much for grain, and you will be cursed; sell it at a fair price, and you will be praised.” CEV
“27 Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. 28 Don’t tell your neighbor, “Maybe some other time,” or, “Try me tomorrow,” when the money’s right there in your pocket.” MSG
Proverbs 19:17 “Caring for the poor is lending to the LORD, and you will be well repaid.” CEV
Proverbs 22:9 “Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor.” MSG
Proverbs 28:27 “Give to the poor and you will never be in need. If you close your eyes to the poor, many people will curse you.” GNB
Proverbs 18:10 “The LORD is like a strong tower, where the righteous can go and be safe. 11 Rich people, however, imagine that their wealth protects them like high, strong walls around a city.” GNB
Proverbs 21:5 “If you plan and work hard, you will have plenty; if you get in a hurry, you will end up poor.” CEV
Proverbs 20:21 “The more easily you get your wealth, the less good it will do you.” GNB
Proverbs on running your business
Proverbs 14:4 “Without any oxen to pull the plow your barn will be empty, but with them it will be full of grain.” GNB
Having the right tools and equiptment (oxen = truck) is essential to your business being a success.
Proverbs 20:23 “The LORD hates people who use dishonest scales and weights.” GNB
Proverbs 22:4 “Respect and serve the LORD! Your reward will be wealth, a long life, and honor.” CEV
“4 Be wise enough not to wear yourself out trying to get rich. 5 Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.” GNB
Proverbs 20:14 “Everyone likes to brag about getting a bargain.” CEV
“23 You should take good care of your sheep and goats, 24 because wealth and honor don’t last forever. 25 After the hay is cut and the new growth appears and the harvest is over,
Pro 27:26 you can sell lambs and goats to buy clothes and land. 27 From the milk of the goats, you can make enough cheese to feed your family and all your servants.” CEV
Proverbs 28:8 “Get as rich as you want through cheating and extortion, But eventually some friend of the poor is going to give it all back to them.” MSG
Proverbs 13:22 “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.” ESV
“21 If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink. 22 You will make them burn with shame, and the LORD will reward you.” GNB
Proverbs 28:11 “The rich think they know it all, but the poor can see right through them.” MSG
Proverbs 28:24 “Anyone who robs father and mother and says, “So, what’s wrong with that?” is worse than a pirate.” MSG
“7 I ask you, God, to let me have two things before I die: 8 keep me from lying, and let me be neither rich nor poor. So give me only as much food as I need. 9 If I have more, I might say that I do not need you. But if I am poor, I might steal and bring disgrace on my God.” GNB
Short quotes on money
These are some of the Quotes on money that were collected by Pastor Croft M. Pentz, entitled, “The complete book of Zingers”. Printed by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton Illinois. He spent years collecting quotes and if you ever get a chance to buy one of his books then do so. There are brilliant quotes on money, the book has quotes on a variety of subjects and the quotes that follow are only some of the quotes on money.
- God looks at the heart, not the hand – the giver, not the gift.
- How much better than to be honestly poor than questionably rich.
- Money is relative – the more money, the more relatives.
- If we belong to Christ, it is logical that everything we have belongs to Him.
- The difference between you and other people is that their money looks bigger and their troubles smaller.
- They say you can’t take it with you, and I’m sure that’s true. But my problem is to make it last until I’m ready to go.
- Debt is the slavery of the free.
- A Christian is someone who does not have to consult his bank account to see how rich he is.
- If you want to improve your memory, loan money to others.
- Running into debt isn’t nearly as bad as running into your creditors.
- Poverty is a state of mind induced by a neighbours new car.
- Establish an emergency fund and you will be amazed how quickly an emergency develops.
- We’re living in a land of plenty – everything we want costs plenty.
- The poorest man is he whose only wealth is his money.
- If you want to feel rich just call out the things you have that money can’t buy.
- If money talks, why didn’t it cry for help a long time ago?
- If a fool and his money are soon parted, then why do they get together in the first place?
- No patient should leave the hospital until he is strong enough to face the cashier.
- Money talks, but it never debates.
- Definition of proof of purchase – an empty wallet.
- The trouble is that our earning capacity does not match our yearning capacity.
- One reason that you can’t take it with you is that it goes before you do.
- No man is a success in life if he goes through life earning nothing but money.
- Poverty of purpose is better than poverty of purse.
- Two things ruin a church – loose living and tight giving.
- Giving is grace – not giving is a disgrace.
- Some people pay tithes to the waitress, but tip God.
- A poor man cannot afford to be lazy.
- We make a living by getting, but we make lives by giving.
- The way you handle God’s money tests your maturity as a Christian.
- It’s a small world, so why does it cost so much to run it?
- Give to God what’s right, not what’s left.
- If you think nobody cares that you are alive just skip a few car or mortgage payments.
- The best place to spend your vacation is somewhere near your budget.
- A fool and his money are soon spotted.
- Money used to talk, then it whispered, now it just sneaks off.
- Bill collectors always come at the wrong time – when I am home.
- The kind of wealth most of us need isn’t dollars as much as sense.
- People get into debt by trying to keep up with those who already are.
- We’re better off financially if we act our wage.
- Money isn’t everything, sometimes it isn’t enough.
- Strange how big a dollar looks when you give it at church and how small it looks at the grocery store.
- Banks call them “personal” loans because when you miss a payment they get personal about it.
- He made money the old fashioned way – he inherited it.
- How much money does it take a rich person to be happy? Just a little more.
- The hand that gives is the hand that receives.
- The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket.
- Some people don’t think they are having a good time unless they are doing something they cannot afford.