How to Honor Your Maker with Your Wallet

Ivan Mesa | January 5, 2017

Discussing money can be awkward, especially among Christians. Some assume God’s Word has little to say about the topic. Others are afraid of being judged for how they spend money, or for their debt; they believe how much they give their church is no one’s business. Still others view money as distraction from the truly important things of life.

To help gain perspective on this subject, I corresponded with Ron Blue, the author of more than 20 books on biblical financial planning, including the newly released God Owns It All church curriculum [free sample]. Ron has spent more than 50 years in the financial services industry, during which time he helped found Kingdom Advisors, the National Christian Foundation, and Ronald Blue & Co. He currently serves as CEO of the Ron Blue Institute

In this interview we learn how money is both a revealer of and an entry into the heart, why it’s hard for Christians to view money as part of discipleship, how pastors should teach about finances, and more. 

You often say money is a “revealer of the heart” and “entry into the heart.” How so?

I like to use the analogy of a window and a door here. When I…

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