Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Money is Spiritual, Not Just Practical (Part 1)

I preached on two occasions this couple of weeks about money and God. Before I share with you about that in my next entry, here are some quotes on money:

"I have made millions and they have not brought me happiness." (John Rockefeller)

"Money often comes between men and God... It doesn't take large quantities of money to come between us and God; just a little, placed in the wrong position, will effectively obscure the view." (A. W. Tozer)

"Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money." (source unknown)

"There are two ways in which a Christian may view his money -- "How much of my money shall I use for God?" or "How much of God's money shall I use for myself?" (W. Graham Scroggie)

"The real measure of our wealth is how much we'd be worth if we lost all our money." (J.H. Jowett)

"Money will buy a bed, but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; finery but not beauty; a house but not a home; medicine but not health; luxuries but not culture; amusements but not happiness; religion but not salvation; a passport everywhere but heaven." (Discipleship Journal)

"Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more." (Addisson Hallock)

"Money is a lousy means of keeping score. The futility of riches is stated very plainly in two places: the Bible and the income tax form." (Official Rules)

"How we handle money reveals much about the depth of our commitment to Christ. That's why Jesus often talked about money. One sixth of the Gospels, including one out of every three parables, touches on stewardship, Jesus was not a fundraiser. He dealt with money matters because money matters. For some of us, it matters too much." (Daily Bread)

"If Christianity has no impact on our pocketbooks and the way that we use our credit cards, Christianity is not worth very much." (Coty Pinckney)