(6) First, Last, and Best: Jesus and Our Giving

(6) First, Last, and Best: Jesus and Our Giving

In the first entry of this series on personal finance, we looked at Matthew 6:33 and Christ’s promise that if we seek Him first, He would provide for all of our necessities.  In Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings, page 99, Ellen White offers some commentary on this very verse that is instructive:   Jesus does not release us from the necessit

(3) Count the Cost: Planning for the Future

(3) Count the Cost: Planning for the Future

In Luke 14:28-30, Jesus gives an illustration of an individual who wants to build a tower. His simple story is very fitting to personal financial management:   For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able t

(1) Neither Poverty nor Riches: The Christian’s Dilemma with Wealth

(1) Neither Poverty nor Riches: The Christian’s Dilemma with Wealth

Have you ever heard statements like these before?   “No one should ever earn that much money!” “If only that person were more responsible, they wouldn’t be on welfare.” “We are living in the end times; Jesus is coming soon. We shouldn’t be saving and investing for the future. God will provide!” “It’s sad that so many of our Adventist instituti