on RICH FOR LIFE

July 29, 2011

The Gospel and Sacrificial Giving

“. . . one of the best things that could happen to many believers would be for them to be led to give away, all at one time, a substantial part of their savings.  That is, they should give a substantial part of their capital.  Why?  Because there is something about giving away a sizable percentage of one’s money – and, of course, the amount would vary entirely from one individual to another – that is spiritually invigorating.  And there is seldom a case in which a large gift does not throw the Christian back on the Lord and increase the feeling that he is all-wonderful and that he is more than able to care for the one who trusts him.  I have seen this happen in many instances.  And I have never known a true Christian to be sorry for even the most sacrificial giving afterward.”

James Montgomery Boice, Philippians (Grand Rapids, 1971), page 290.

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