Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.
- Francis Bacon
Water is useful to the ship and helps it to sail better to the haven, but let the water get into the ship, if it is not pumped out, it drowns the ship. So riches are useful and convenient for our passage. We sail more comfortably with them through the troubles of this world; but if the water gets into the ship, if love of riches gets into the heart, then we are drowned by them.
- Thomas Watson
We understand why in the Bible repentance precedes faith. Before people find their need -- love met in God, they are looking to other things, often money, for satisfaction. So believing in God has to involve a 180-degree turn away (that is, repentance) from the love of money to find contentment and confidence for the future simply in knowing God and depending on His promises.
- Daniel Fuller
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
- Billy Graham
If rich people only knew when they died--how their relations would scramble for their money, the worms for their bodies, and the devils for their souls--they would not be so anxious to save money!
- William Tiptaft
Far graver is it to corrupt the faith that is the life of the soul than to counterfeit the money that sustains temporal life.
- Thomas Aquinas
God doesn't need us to give Him our money. He owns everything. Tithing is God's way to grow Christians.
- Adrian Rogers
The fellow that has no money is poor. The fellow that has nothing but money is poorer still.
- Billy Sunday
An active faith can give thanks for a promise, though it be not as yet performed; knowing that God's bonds are as good as ready money.
- Matthew Henry
God does not need your money; He wants what it represents-you. Finances are God's gift to you to fulfill His will for your life. While God desires you to prioritize His work in giving, He wants you to purpose to follow and serve Him no matter what happens with your finances.
- Paul Chappell
As Caesar demands of us the stamp of his likeness, so does God also. And as we render money to the one, so we give our souls to the other, our souls enlightened and sealed with the light of His countenance.
- Assorted Authors
The first century money changers were in the temple, but they didn't have the spirit of the temple... They were out of sync with the whole purpose of the Lord's house. "The atmosphere of my Father's house," Jesus seemed to say, "is to be prayer. The aroma around my Father must be that of people opening their hearts in worship and supplication. This is not a place to make a buck. This is a house for calling on the Lord.
- Jim Cymbala
But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.
- George Macdonald
God makes, and apparel shapes: but it's money that finishes the man.
- Thomas Fuller
A man could have all the money in all the banks in all the world, and be worth nothing so far as God is concerned, if he were still living "to and for himself"!
- Major Ian Thomas
God never leads anyone anywhere for money.
- Jack Hyles
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
God doesn't promise to overflow your bank account, but promises to provide for your every need.
- Paul Chappell
I've heard people say, "I want more of a heart for missions." I always respond, "Jesus tells you exactly how to get it. Put your money in missions - and in your church and the poor - and your heart will follow."
- Randy Alcorn
He that rightly understands the reasonableness and Excellency of charity will know that it can never be excusable to waste any of our money in pride and folly.
- William Law
It is true, Christian, the debt thou owest to God must be paid in good and lawful money, but, for thy comfort, here Christ is thy paymaster.
- William Gurnall
Today Christians spend more money on dog food than missions.
- Leonard Ravenhill
There is no harm whatever in having money, houses, lands, friends and children if you do not value these things or ones for themselves.
- A. B. Simpson
Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables of Jesus deal with money. One out of ten verses in the New Testament deals with that subject. Scripture offers about five hundred verses on prayer, fewer than five hundred on faith, and over two thousand on money. The believer's attitude toward money and possessions is determinative.
- John MacArthur
It's about time we stopped buying things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like.
- Adrian Rogers