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How does God
regard the covetous man?
"For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the
covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth." Ps. 10:3.
What kind of men
does God require to occupy responsible positions in His work?
"Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as
fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to
be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of
tens." Ex. 18:21.
does the Saviour give against covetousness?
"And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for
a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."
How did God
regard the rich man who laid up his goods for his own ease?
"But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be
required of thee; then whose shall those things be, which thou hast
provided?" Luke 12:20.
What does Christ
say of those who do as the man in the parable?
"So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward
God." Luke 12:21.
How much can one
carry out of the world?
"For we brought nothing into this world, and its is certain we can
carry nothing out." Deut. 8:18.
Who gives man
power to get wealth?
"But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is He that giveth
thee power to get wealth." Deut. 8:18.
What is said
concerning those who trust in their riches?
"He that trusteth in his riches shall fall." Prov. 11:28.
What charge was
Timothy required to give the rich?
"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded,
nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God." 1 Tim. 6:17.
What ought they
to do with their means?
"That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to
distribute, willing to communicate." 1 Tim. 6:18.
What will they
thus do for themselves?
"Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the
time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life." 1 Tim. 6:19.
By giving of
one's substance to the Lord's work, what does he thus do?
"Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all
thine increase." Prov. 3:9.
How does the
Lord look upon the spirit of giving to the cause?
"For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor
of love, which ye have
showed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do
minister." Heb. 6:10.
If a person has
but little of this world's goods, is he not excused from giving?
"Every man shall give as he is able, according
to the blessing of the Lord thy God which He hath given thee." Deut. 16:17.
Then can it be
the amount a man gives that is so acceptable to God?
"For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to
that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not." 2 Cor. 8:12.
What does one
provide for himself who gives freely to the cause of God?
"Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax
not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief
approacheth, neither moth corrupteth." Luke 12:33.
treasure has been transferred to heaven by giving to God's cause, where will his
"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Luke