I have been sick recently, and in bed a lot, so I've read far more than usual. There are blessings in almost any situation! One of the books I've completed is The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving, which I bought back in early January.
The Treasure Principle . . .
- Challenges readers to take seriously Jesus' teaching on money
- Teaches that God owns everything, and we are just his managers
- Argues that even though the tithe of 10% in the Old Testmanent may not be a requirement for Christians today, it is a great place to start and it should be a minimum that we aim for
- Applies the Bible's teaching to both rich and poor
- Points out that in world and historical terms almost all people in first world countries are very rich
- Argues that Christians should tell each other about their giving, in order to exhort one another to be more generous
- Exhorts Christians to consider the fact that all material things are temporary, and we should invest in eternal things
I am not sure that I agree with all Randy Alcorn's perspectives and applications, and would need to do further study to make final judgments. However, I do recommend this book. Reading it is one way to learn more about how to love God through using His money for His kingdom. Giving is one important way we can express our love and faith in God. It is exciting and liberating! Don't miss out!
You can read more about The Treasure Principle, including numerous articles and quotes, here at Eternal Perspectives Ministries.