Imagining a Revival of Strategic Living and Lavish Giving
In the Western Church, affluence has dulled our senses. Although God’s Word calls for our attention, we go right on mindlessly living out of sync with eternity’s musical score.
By God’s grace, pastors can humbly exhort the body of Christ to get serious about learning and living out God’s instructions concerning money and possessions. As they do, Christ’s cause will be furthered and His person exalted. What a joyful and God-honoring call for pastors to answer—both in their personal lifestyle choices and their words.
Paul exhorts the Corinthians to follow the example of the Macedonians: “Excel in this grace of giving” (2 Corinthians 8:1-7).
Individuals, families and churches can establish beachheads of strategic lifestyle, disciplined spending and generous, globally-minded giving. By infectious example, and joyful voluntary distribution of God’s wealth, we can claim more territory for Christ than we ever dreamed possible.
For more on money, stewardship and giving, see Randy’s books The Treasure Principle, Managing God’s Money, and Money, Possessions and Eternity.
Pastors can also access resources and request free kits on the subject of stewardship (as well as on other topics Randy has written about).
This article originally appeared here.