Three financial stewardship quotes for Christians that’s easy to remember
1. “Live below your means”
A common habit among “rags to riches” stories is that they spent much less than they can afford. They were frugal. Chinese immigrants of the 1900s barely had money. They worked hard, saved as much, and shared their wealth with their community.
1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, with these, we will be content.
2. “Is it a need or a want”
Often, we buy on impulse or to make others think better of us. We justify it as need. The truth is, buying makes us feel good. For example, If your mobile phone works well, getting a replacement is a “want.” The issue is discontentment or even patience.
When you ask, you do not receive because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
3. “Tithe with joy”
A ten percent tithe is voluntary. You can give more or less than that. The principle is simple: Give back by trusting God for what He provides. It helps God’s workers spread the Gospel. Tithing is also a test of faith. Never give out of compulsion or with a regretful heart—God wants a cheerful giver!
2 Corinthians 9:6-7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.