Jim Cymbala

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.

Randy Alcorn

God doesn’t make us rich so we can indulge ourselves and spoil our children, or so we can insulate ourselves form needing God’s provision. God gives us abundant material blessing so that we can give it away, and give it generously.

John Wellons

I am as careful about investing God’s money in a place where it will bring spiritual profits as I am in my own business investments. I feel worse about a bad investment made with God’s money than my own. God will hold us responsible if we do not give or if we give prayerlessly.